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Advisory: Popular weedkiller found in range of breakfast foods

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Significant levels of the weed-killing chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found. Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of the 45 oat-derived products that were sampled…

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USDA issues public health alert over possible contamination in wraps, salads

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert surrounding beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products sold at a number of major grocery store chains amid concerns about contamination with Cyclospora. The products were distributed by Caito Foods LLC, an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, and were produced…

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Medicare to overhaul ACOS; Critics fear less participation

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Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $5 billion by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It hasn’t come anywhere close. On Thursday, the Trump administration proposed an…

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Doctors mull changing stance on single-payer healthcare

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Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decades-long opposition to…

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Ascension launches sleep program in Merrill

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MERRILL — Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital has launched a new sleep medicine program so that people can receive diagnosis and treatment for sleep disorders in Merrill. Each sleep study requires six to eight hours of evaluation of breathing, oxygen, heartrate and brain activity. Monitoring leeds are placed on the head and face, and, depending on activity,…

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Aspirus Wausau Hospital offers cancer support

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WAUSAU — “Look Good … Feel Better” is a free, national public service program to help cancer patients cope with the possible appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Local beauticians offer help with wigs and make-up application to help restore self-confidence and self-esteem. Meetings take place on the third Monday of every month and are…

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Planned Parenthood funding requests granted, but questions remain

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By Britain Eakin/Courthouse News WASHINGTON (CN) – A new abstinence focus at the White House inspired pushback from Planned Parenthood this year, but numerous affiliates of the organization learned Thursday afternoon that they made the list for upcoming Title X grants. According to a funding announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…

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