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Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitals

Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitalsLife-threatening infections caused by bacteria called Clostridium difficile now sicken nearly half a million Americans a year, health officials said Wednesday.
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  • 6 days ago
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Promising treatment for food allergies

Promising treatment for food allergiesResearchers are testing treatment to treat food allergies
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  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
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The biggest culprits of foodborne illness

The biggest culprits of foodborne illnessOne out of six Americans suffers a bout of it each year, and one of the most common causes is foodborne bacteria.
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  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
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Orthorexia: When eating clean goes too far

Orthorexia: When eating clean goes too farEating clean is a trend that's taking over, but when does it go too far? A condition called orthorexia can be dangerous.
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  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
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Robotic surgery saving lives

Robotic surgery saving livesFaster recovery, less blood loss and a minimally invasive procedure are what patients are experiencing after undergoing robotic surgery.
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The lifelong impact of shaken baby syndrome

The lifelong impact of shaken baby syndromeChild advocates say even when a child survives that type of attack it can leave them with a lifetime of challenges.
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  • 1 week ago
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Early Obamacare tax filers get a break

Early Obamacare tax filers get a breakPeople who have already filed their taxes using one of the erroneous health insurance forms sent by the federal government will not be required to file an amended return or owe additional taxes
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  • 1 week ago
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Moffitt Cancer Center wins cancer research grant

Moffitt Cancer Center wins cancer research grantMoffitt Cancer Center wins grant for ovarian cancer research
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Brotox: More men using Botox to look younger

Brotox: More men using Botox to look youngerThe number of men getting Botox injections is skyrocketing and many of the men getting the procedure aren't afraid to admit it.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Treatment reduces kids' peanut allergy risk up to 86%

Treatment reduces kids' peanut allergy risk up to 86%Researchers have shown that children who are regularly fed small amounts of peanuts from their infancy are actually less likely than others to develop peanut allergies.
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Report: Woman wants to birth dead daughter's baby

Report: Woman wants to birth dead daughter's babyA 59-year-old woman is reportedly hoping for what may be a world first: becoming a surrogate for her dead daughter, who succumbed to cancer four years ago while still in her 20s.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Study: Dishwashing by hand may prevent allergies

Study: Dishwashing by hand may prevent allergiesA new study finds children whose parents washed dishes by hand were less likely to develop allergies than kids whose parents used the dishwasher.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Hernando golf tournament raises money to fight ALS

Hernando golf tournament raises money to fight ALSThis Saturday, February 28, friends, co-workers, family and those touched by the story of James Santella will tee off to help others suffering from ALS.
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Panel suggests sugar tax on sodas, snacks

Panel suggests sugar tax on sodas, snacksA government panel of nutrition experts is suggesting taxes on sodas and snacks along with incentives for healthy eating to encourage Americans to eat better.
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Mixed reaction to new nursing home ratings

Mixed reaction to new nursing home ratingsMixed reaction to new nursing home ratings
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Newly discovered virus appears to have killed Kansas man

Newly discovered virus appears to have killed Kansas manThe man, whose illness began with nausea, weakness and diarrhea, became progressively sicker, developed a fever and chills.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Nursing home quality scores drop in new federal ratings

Nursing home quality scores drop in new federal ratingsThe government's nursing home rating system has lowered scores for 30% of facilities.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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800,000 HealthCare.gov users given wrong tax info

800,000 HealthCare.gov users given wrong tax infoAbout 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Specialized endoscope raises 'superbug' safety concerns

Specialized endoscope raises 'superbug' safety concernsThe FDA issues a safety warning on duodenoscopes, which have been linked to a growing number of drug-resistant bacterial infections.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Dietary recommendations offer new advice on eggs, coffee, sugar

Dietary recommendations offer new advice on eggs, coffee, sugarFederal experts reconsider old limits on cholesterol, salt and more; how does your diet stack up?
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Navy revokes 'health care for life' from senior citizen

Navy revokes 'health care for life' from senior citizenSuddenly Cheryl, 68 years old and still working, has no health insurance. And the Navy has no answers.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Could 3 Parent IVF get approved in the United States?

Could 3 Parent IVF get approved in the United States?3 Parent IVF, where some of the mother's DNA is replaced, has been approved in the U.K. an might be in the U.S.
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Education

USF gets approval to replace med school

USF gets approval to replace med schoolThe Florida Board of Governors, in charge of state universities, decided Thursday to give USF $57 million to replace its medical school with a brand new one in Downtown Tampa.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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RECALL: Traces of peanut found in cumin spice

RECALL: Traces of peanut found in cumin spiceThe Food and Drug Administration is now warning all people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin and products that contain cumin.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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"Superbug" may have had role in 2 deaths in L.A. hospital

"Superbug" may have had role in 2 deaths in L.A. hospitalDrug-resistant "superbug" bacteria may have been a factor in the recent deaths of two patients, and five others were infected in LA.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Mom loses son to now vaccine-preventable disease

Mom loses son to now vaccine-preventable diseaseAs the measles outbreak prompts renewed debate about the importance of vaccine requirements for children, one Seattle mom is sharing her story of losing her first born son to a now vaccine-preventable disease.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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White House hosts Tampa forum on seniors' priorities

White House hosts Tampa forum on seniors' prioritiesThe White House is holding the first in a series of forums to hear about the most important issues facing older Americans.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Specialized endoscope raises 'superbug' safety concerns

Specialized endoscope raises 'superbug' safety concernsThe FDA issues a safety warning on duodenoscopes, which have been linked to a growing number of drug-resistant bacterial infections.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Feds toughen nursing home ratings, thousands of facilities get lower scores

Feds toughen nursing home ratings, thousands of facilities get lower scoresNearly a third of the nation's nursing homes are getting lower scores on the government's revamped five-star quality scale, which is using tougher standards to determine the ratings used by consumers to assess care at more than 15,000 facilitiies.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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800k healthcare.gov customers get wrong tax info

800k healthcare.gov customers get wrong tax infoAbout 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government. AP reporter Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar shares what they've been asked to do. (Feb. 20)
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Senior denied health care benefits due to admin error

Senior denied health care benefits due to admin errorSenior denied health care benefits due to admin error
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3-person, DNA procedure might come to U.S.

3-person, DNA procedure might come to U.S.3-person, DNA procedure might come to U.S.
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'Superbug' linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital

'Superbug' linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospitalDrug-resistant "superbug" bacteria may have been a factor in the recent deaths of two patients, and five others were infected in LA.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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