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Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

Posted: 02/23/2015 - Doctors say an experimental drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa. But the drug helps only if patients get it soon after their symptoms first appear.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Second Hand Smoke

Posted: 02/23/2015 - Second hand smoke exposure is on the decline in the United States, but a new report from the CDC shows 58 million non-smokers are still being exposed. Dr. Alicia Arnold has a closer look at the risks.

FDA approves new treatment for varicose veins

Posted: 02/20/2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive.

Feds: More than 200,000 in Wisconsin enroll in health plans

Posted: 02/18/2015 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 200,000 people in Wisconsin selected health plans on the federal marketplace in the second year of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Snowmobiling safety

Updated: 02/16/2015 - With more than 200,000 registered snowmobiles in Wisconsin, many people are partaking in winter fun on the trails. Safety is an important part of the experience and Dr. Alicia Arnold shares hazards to avoid.

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