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DCS gets more flexibility in use of federal funds

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The state agency reportedly will be able to spend $40 million that is currently earmarked for foster children on efforts to keep children with their own families.

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HealthCare.gov pricing feature can be off the mark

Posted: 10/23/2013 - The administration announced it would provide a new "shop and browse" feature Sunday, but it's not giving consumers the real picture. In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the website.

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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed.

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Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.

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Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

Updated: 10/21/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law.

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Fertility clinics help more gay couples have kids

Posted: 10/17/2013 - A New York doctor described 18 of these cases Tuesday at a fertility conference in Boston that featured other research on ways to help same-sex couples have children.

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WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

Posted: 10/17/2013 - What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.

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Chicken pinpointed as cause of salmonella outbreak

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Health officials urged consumers to cook chicken thoroughly and take other precautions after an 18-state salmonella outbreak that has made hundreds sick in recent months.

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Tennessee begins sending 'Welcome Baby' packets

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Officials say the packets will be sent within a few weeks of each birth reported to the state and contain information about child development, parenting and programs offered by the Tennessee Department of Health

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A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

Posted: 10/02/2013 - For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn't work.

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Cuts block some seeking NIH research treatment

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Patients hoping to enroll for treatment in cutting-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health's renowned hospital will have to seek care elsewhere during the government shutdown.

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Plan to stop TB in kids overdue but problematic

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don't know exactly how many cases there are.

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