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Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise In Minnesota Apr. 16

State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Medicine

Palladium-Item

New data signal smaller jump in health care costs

Statisticians working with insurers to project next year's insurance premium rates say they expect to see an average increase of about 7%, well below the feared double-digit increases making recent headlines.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance

CBS Local

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

News Times

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Jenny McCarthy 'irresponsible' for telling parents not to vaccinate kids: minister

It's "outrageously irresponsible" for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Autism, Vaccinations

FOX19 Cincinnati

Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Supplement, Ginkgo biloba, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri

WSOCTV

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine

Star-Telegram.com

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular tight-fitting pants that seem to be the favorite new target of the school dress code.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Medicine, Cancer

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

FDA approves Glaxo's injectable Tanzeum to control diabetes in adults

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a new injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline plc for adults with Type 2 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicine, Law, Diabetes, Food and Drug Administration, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Blackpool Citizen

Blood pressure warning on pregnancy

Pregnant women with chronically high blood pressure are more likely to suffer complications such as early delivery of their babies, giving birth to newborns with a low birth weight and neonatal death, research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Motherhood, Family

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

ABC News

Tobacco Cos. Make Payments Under State Settlement

The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CTV

Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Cervical Cancer, HPV, Women's Health

4029TV.com

Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Rheumatology

Suria

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird...

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bird Flu

Mon Apr 14, 2014

EDGE

Dining Out For Life Benefits AIDS Project Rhode Island

Restaurants across Rhode Island will be participating in Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 24, benefitting AIDS Project Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Rhode Island, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Non-Profit, East Greenwich, RI

ABC News

American Samoa Schools Reopen After Pink Eye Woes

Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Medicine, Conjunctivitis

Sunherald.com

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

ABC News

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 200 Cases

The total as of Monday was 212 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University.

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Related Topix: Mumps, Health, Ohio State University

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