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5:27 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Careful In The Heat For Lung and Heart Patients

Credit top100doctors.com

People with lung-related health problems really have a hard time in heat and humidity. An official from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association says people with lung conditions should take extra precautions.


Dona Wininesky says it's not so much the heat and humidity as it is the byproducts of those conditions...


 

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In Affordable Healthcare Act
5:18 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Digital Medical Records Change Healthcare Landscape

Paper to digital
Credit electronichealthrecordrescue.com

This week National Public Radio has had stories about the digitalization of medical records. Supporters say patients get better service, and it's easier for doctors, but it does raise security concerns.


At Aspirus in Wausau Chief Information Officer Todd Richardson says in the former paper process it was more difficult to get records to the right place at the right time...


 

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Committee skeptical
5:11 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Realtors Want Exception to Oneida Co. Sign Ordinance

Credit National Association of Realtors

The Northwoods Realtors Association would like Oneida county to loosen it's rules about signs on roadways. But that proposal is opposed by one government body, and met with skepticism by another.


The county controls signage through ordinance. Small signs pointing to a spot are allowed, but the realtors would like to display larger off-premis directional arrows to properties for sale.


At the county Planning and Development meeting, the proposal was met with opposition from committee member and realtor Jack Sorenson...

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Impact TBD
3:39 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Court Decision Mixed Bag for DNR Regulatory Power

The state Supreme Court issued a decision limiting the DNR's power under the public trust doctrine.
Credit Richard Hurd

 

 Conservation advocates say it’s not clear how lakes will be impacted, now that the state supreme court has narrowly interpreted the DNR’s regulatory power under the public trust doctrine. 

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North or east?
3:53 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Rhinelander Library Deciding Building Direction

Credit Natalie Jablonski-WXPR

Is it north or is it east? Those appear to be the expansion choices as the Rhinelander District Library moves forward on a possible expansion.


Library Director Ed Hughes says HBM Architects from Cleveland met with the library board to help factor in as much as possible into a design...


 




"...we picked them because they had extensive experience working with older Carnegie libraries. As everyone knows in this community, that old Carnegie library is well-loved...."


 

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Link found between cancer, Alheimer's
3:44 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Conference Reveals New Alzheimer's Efforts

Credit Alzheimer's Association

Some significant announcements are coming out of a national meeting on Alzheimer's Disease and a local spokesperson says more are coming.


The Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston this week made headlines this week says Diana Butz from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association...



".....one of the big things that came out this week is the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and cancer and what their finding is if you have Alzheimer's you have a lower rate of cancer(and vice versa)...."

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BadgerCare money debated
3:33 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Federal Dollars For Medicare Still Available-Kane

Badgercare rally
Credit Wisconsinwave.org

People just above the poverty line and soon to be bounced off BadgerCare will be informed that the money to fund the additional program benefits is still available.


The recently-signed state budget doesn't include money offered by the federal government to fund BadgerCare for people close, but just above, the federal poverty line.


But Kevin Kane from Citizen Action Wisconsin says there will be an effort to let people know that the money rejected by Governor Walker is still available from the federal government...

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WPS, Red Cross with info
3:23 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Plenty Of Power During Hot Weather, Stay Cool

Cool Canine
Credit petfinder.com

The mid-summer heat and humidity will stay for a couple of days and the American Red Cross says don't  over do it.


Among the tips they provide is drink lots of water and avoid caffiene and alcohol, try to move activities to the cooler parts of the day, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes. If you get too hot, find a public building that has air-conditioning. Always check to see pets are protected from the sun's rays and have plenty of water. Health-threatening heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on quickly.

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Ongoing investigation
10:50 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Incident In Forest County Leads To Two Teen Arrests

Bradley McGeshick
Credit Forest County Sheriff

  


  Two teenagers were arrested by Forest county authorites after an alleged stabbing incident.


The Sheriff's department report being called Saturday night after a report of an altercation. They contacted 17 year old Bradley McGeshick who deputies say had superficial wounds. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, substantial battery, obstructing law enforcement and probation violation.

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Live Blues in the Northwoods
12:00 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues

Aaron Williams of Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo
Peg Arnold

For anyone loving the blues, the Boulder Junction Blues Breakdown became the place to be Saturday July 13th in the Northwoods. Great talent, variety, organization, and community participation made for a delightful day.

WXPR is pleased to have been one of the many sponsors supporting live blues and community powered events. Our congratulations to the organizers of this inaugural Boulder Junction blues celebration with hopes for many more to come.

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The Nick Moss Band

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