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20 min ago | Star-Telegram.com

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Medicaid

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Christian Radio Host James Dobson Wins Health Care Injunction

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance

8 hrs ago | EDGE

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBC News

Uterine fibroid key-hole 'morcellation' discouraged for cancer risks

The FDA warns that the magnitude of risk from a less invasive hysterectomy and uterine fibroid procedure seems greater than thought.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Uterine Cancer, Medicine, Sarcoma, Science / Technology

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Three Additional Deaths Due To Flu Reported In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three deaths due to influenza in the past week has raised the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since the middle of March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Influenza, Tulsa County, OK, Comanche County, OK, Oklahoma County, OK, Cleveland County, OK

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.

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Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Food Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. Coli

WGAL-TV Lancaster

The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, ADHD, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), University of Kentucky, Autos

ABC News

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q Profit Falls Nearly 12 Pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.

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Related Topix: Philip Morris International, Tobacco, Smoking, Medicine

WTMA-AM North Charleston

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

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