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BREAKING NEWS: Wausau PD to discuss "the recovery of Stephanie Low's body" at news conference today

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU)  Wausau police say Stephanie Low's body has been found. A news release from Police Chief Jeff Hardell says that they will hold a news conference at 4pm this afternoon to discuss "the recovery of Stephanie Low's body". Further details are not immediately available. Low was 22-years-old when she disappeared in 2010. Police have since treated the case as a homicide. Until now her body has never been found, and no one has ever been charged in her death or disappearance. P...

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Mixed report on state health trends

MADISON (WRN)   Wisconsin residents are living longer but not feeling better. A new report by researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says the state’s progress in achieving longer and healthier lives for residents is a very mixed bag.

The Institute’s director, Karen Timberlake, said the good news is that we’re living longer. “The bad news is that pretty much all of the indicators that contribute to how people live are headed in the wrong direction,” she said.

“Obesity continues to be on the upswing, as do many of our social and economic trends like rates of high school drop-outs, and child poverty and unemployment. So it’s a pretty mixed picture when we look at the factors that we know contribute to longer and healthier lives.”

Wisconsinites are still smoking and drinking too much, eating ngs they shouldn’t and not exercising. That means people report their health as only “fair” or “poor”, and that has an economic impact, as employers are faced with rising health care costs as well as increased absenteeism and “presenteeism” – employers who show up but aren’t very productive.

The report finds that many of the health trends, if left unaddressed, will lead to poorer health outcomes and greater gaps in the future.