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Lafayette County committee passes amended rule on SWIGG study information release

Update - I just spoke to board member Kriss Marion. The meeting has ended, and the Land Conservation committee passed the rule with several amendments.

Stopping Unwanted Critters From Sneaking Indoors Requires Diligence

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Fall and winter's plunging temperatures inspire spending more time indoors, but that warmth can also be an invitation to some unwelcome guests.

Eau Claire providing free flu shots for children

The Eau Claire Health Department has received a grant to provide free flu shots to all children under 19 years at community flu shot clinics. Adults may also obtain flu shots at the clinics for $45. These clinics will be held at multiple schools and at the Indoor Sports Complex. The clinics will run from Oct. 14-30.

Rural hospital closings reach crisis stage, leaving millions without nearby health care

Jane Bolin, Texas A&M University ; Bree Watzak, Texas A&M University , and Nancy Dickey, Texas A&M University

Presidential candidates and other politicians have talked about the rural health crisis in the U.S., but they are not telling rural Americans anything new. Rural Americans know all too well what it feels like to have no hospital and emergency care when they break a leg, go into early labor, or have progressive chronic diseases, such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Why Vaping Became A Public Health Priority In Wisconsin, The US

The stage had been set for a public health scare prompted by vaping long before July 2019, when health officials in Wisconsin announced a cluster of severe lung illnesses in eight otherwise healthy teens in the state.

Health Alert: Vaping Linked to Severe Lung Diseas

Contact: Lieske Giese, RN, MSPH Director/Health Officer 715-839-4718, 715-514-7881 (cell) [email protected]

 Eau Claire, WI- September 10, 2019-

The Eau Claire City County Health Department is urging residents to stop using any vaping and/or e-cigarette devices immediately. If you’ve never vaped or used e-cigarette devices, don’t start.

BALDWIN, CAPITO CHAMPION BIPARTISAN REFORM TO IMPROVE PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Wisconsin LWV - Why We Need Medicaid Expansion and Why Opponents Are Wrong

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The co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee have announced plans to reject Governor Evers’ proposal for Medicaid expansion in the biennial state budget. Their politically motivated decision would result in a loss to the state of $324 million over two years, including needed general operating funds.

Health, Science and Wisconsin

Dr. Tim Nelson of Mayo Clinic walked the halls of the Wisconsin State Capitol along with UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt. They visited 11 offices in a marathon day of lobbying for UWEC’s new science and health sciences building project in the current budget.

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