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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O'Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Cherry Hill, NJ, Medicine, Health, Franklinville, NJ, Chiropractic

6 hrs ago | Canada.com

Ottawa sitting on $730 million stockpile of uncashed taxes, other benefits

Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Long Term Care

10 hrs ago | The News-Star

State's first West Nile death of year reported in Caddo Parish

The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the Times she cannot provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Louisiana

14 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Minor league general manager gets prostate exam in front of entire stadium

A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness - he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Prostate Cancer

19 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed in Mumbai

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

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Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth, Medicine, Autos

23 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Medicine, Brighton, CO

Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Massachusetts agencies to address problem gambling

The agreement, which state officials called unique, requires the state Gaming Commission and the state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services to work jointly to ensure the fund created by the state's 2011 casino law is properly used.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Addiction

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News Observer

NC Senate passes Medicaid change legislation

The Senate voted 28-17 for the plan that would create a new state agency to oversee and manage Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

KFVS12

More than 10 million people gained coverage under Affordable Care Act

A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health Insurance

NWCN.com

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, HPV, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Modesto Bee

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, insurance agent Jo Ann Charron, left, talks with her administrative assistant Enedelia Morales during a meeting about details on a clients' insurance coverage at the Benefits Dallas offices in Dallas.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Medicaid

The Bennington Banner

Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze'

This April 14, 2013 file photo shows Eric Clapton performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

The Macon Telegraph

Cleanup of burned school involves asbestos

Mike Adair of Legacy Services Corp. will manage the project. He tells the St. Cloud Times that state regulators consider the entire site to be potentially contaminated due to asbestos.

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Related Topix: Mesothelioma

Bellingham Herald

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing.

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Related Topix: Malaria, Medicine

Clyde 2

Teen's 232 Teeth Chiselled Out In 7-Hour Op

A teenager in India has had 232 teeth removed from his mouth in what could be a record-breaking operation.

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Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth, Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry

Wed Jul 23, 2014

EDGE

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS

4029TV.com

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Tri-cityherald.com

Bad back? Acetaminophen may not work, try exercise

Acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol and Paracetamol, among other names, is recommended in numerous guidelines for back pain, mainly because it has few side effects; past studies have shown it works for other types of pain.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Pain, Back Pain

Sunherald.com

Health advocacy groups file lawsuit against state

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

NWCN.com

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Medicaid, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

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