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More than one-third of adults don't plan on getting a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season, according to a survey from National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
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Wisconsin saw 60 fatal car collisions as a result of distracted driving in 2018. One family's tragic experience led a Hudson man to pursue laws that would restrict the use of smart phones by drivers, including a proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature.
As Wisconsin and other states eye possible legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use, many effects of using cannabis are still not fully understood.
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The 2019 gun deer season marks the 18th since the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's herd. Four hunters explain why they do and do not get their harvest tested for CWD. Meanwhile, researchers are using a depopulated deer farm to investigate how the disease is spread.
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The American Public Health Association is calling on federal, state and local governments to halt approval of large livestock farms until more is known about their impacts to public health.
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Lafayette County officials proposed a resolution threatening to prosecute journalists if they did not quote county news releases verbatim. Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders discusses freedom of the press and the Lafayette County Board's activities.
While a variety of people have found success treating their medical ailments with cannabis, the drug remains illegal in Wisconsin.
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Nearly nine out of every 10 unmet requests from domestic violence survivors in Wisconsin are for housing resources. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin policy and systems analyst Abby Swetz discusses the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.
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As the 2020 enrollment period for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace opens, Covering Wisconsin lead navigator Adam Van Spankeren discusses changes to the enrollment period and available plans.
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With the 2019-20 flu season right around the corner — and possibly hitting the state early — public health officials want Wisconsinites to take the right precautions to protect themselves against the virus.