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Ozaukee continues to be healthiest county in state

Ozaukee County is still ranked as the healthiest county in the state, while Menominee County is the least healthy, according to an annual report from the The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Committee set to take up bill on regulating community EMS

A bill that would establish parameters for community emergency medical technicians and community paramedics is scheduled for a vote before an Assembly committee Wednesday.
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Committee to vote on bill easing access to prescription refills

The Assembly health committee is scheduled to vote on a bill Wednesday that would allow pharmacists to refill prescriptions for patients for up to a week without authorization from a prescriber.
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MEB: PDMP mandate a ‘nudge,’ not meant to ‘zing’ doctors

The Medical Examining Board wants a mandate for doctors to improve controlled substances prescribing habits to serve as a tool, but would not approve a resolution Wednesday saying they won't punish doctors in certain instances of noncompliance.
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Dental hygienist bill receives broad support during hearing

Backers of a bill expanding the number of locations a dental hygienist can practice independently told lawmakers Wednesday it would help improve access to care for vulnerable patients, as advocates for those with disabilities called for the bill to include more settings.
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Poll: Most Wisconsinites support changes to ACA

Most registered voters in Wisconsin think the federal health reform law should be modified rather than repealed and replaced, according to a poll released Wednesday.
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