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Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

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Not everyone needs a brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's, but new research suggests PET scans may lead to treatment changes for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down. More>>

LEAP program targets childhood obesity Video included

A recent study looking at trends of obesity in nearly 200 countries over the course of 25 years found more than 10 percent of the world's population is obese.

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What to do if you find syringes in public

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any.

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3-year-old dies from Ecoli strain, brother sickened

Minnesota health officials are investigating the source of an E. coli strain that has taken the life of a 3-year-old girl and hospitalized her older brother.

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Doctor shortage could impact rural areas in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) released a report Tuesday that predicts by 2035, we could be 4,000 doctors short of what's really needed in the state.

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New Molecular Breast Imaging technique to improve cancer detection Video included

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women across all races and ethnicities.

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Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons. 

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Mosquito species capable of spreading Zika virus found in Wisconsin

It's impossible to avoid mosquitoes in the summer months, but now, it's more important than ever to protect yourself from the biting bugs.

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