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Report lauds state for child screenings

Updated: 11/04/2013 - A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues.

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More study urged on concussions in young athletes

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks in youth sports, especially for athletes who suit up before high school.

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HIV-like virus suppressed in monkey experiment

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Doctors may one day be able to control a patient's HIV infection in a new way: injecting swarms of germ-fighting antibodies, two new studies suggest.

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Colorado voters deciding how to tax pot

Posted: 11/01/2013 - On Tuesday, voters decide whether to approve a 15 percent pot excise tax to pay for school construction, plus an extra sales tax of 10 percent to fund marijuana enforcement.

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New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

Posted: 11/01/2013 - It didn't take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across to spiral from smiling stock photo to laughingstock.

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Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

Posted: 10/30/2013 - The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and make sure emergency allergy medicine are available.

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UN confirms 10 polio cases in northeast Syria

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The U.N.'s health agency said Tuesday it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the diseases in the country in 14 years, with a risk of spreading across the region.

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Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test.

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Docs to parents: Limit kids' texts, tweets, online

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

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Patients, firms shop for better health care deals

Posted: 10/28/2013 - At first, the community bank CEO hesitated because he thought the lower price would mean lower quality. But he knew if he didn't make the roughly 10-hour roundtrip trek, he'd pay about $5,000 out of pocket.

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Novo Nordisk recalls diabetes drugs in Europe

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Novo Nordisk is recalling 3 million insulin products used for diabetes treatment in 13 European countries due to a production problem that can affect the strength of the drug.

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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.

Read More 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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