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Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed.

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Surgeon, officials review Ohio transplant error

Posted: 09/03/2012 - The University of Toledo Medical Center apologized and put two nurses and an administrator of surgical services on paid leave without public explanation following the Aug. 10 error.

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Bristol-Myers recalls vials of cancer drug

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is recalling more than 31,000 units of a chemotherapy drug after discovering one vial was overfilled, putting patients at risk of an overdose.

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APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply.

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Swiss acupuncturist charged in 16 HIV infections

Posted: 08/30/2012 - A self-styled healer has been indicted by a Swiss court on charges that he intentionally infected 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in cases going back more than a decade, authorities said Thursday.

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21 whooping cough cases in Hamilton County

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 46 states are reporting more cases of pertussis this year than the year before.

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Vanderbilt medical center stressing healthy snacks

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The retail operation is working with Five Star Vending, the machine vendor, and Coca-Cola, which supplies the drink machines. More vitamin water and zero-calorie beverages will be available.

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Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

Posted: 08/28/2012 - The email alerts sent Tuesday came after a second person died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can be carried in the urine, saliva and feces of infected deer mice.

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Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

Posted: 08/27/2012 - The nation's most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

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CDC: West Nile outbreak 'one of largest' in US

Posted: 08/22/2012 - So far, 1,118 illnesses have been reported, about half of them in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an average year, fewer than 300 cases are reported by mid-August.

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Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $11,000 is too much

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Governors in those five states have said they'll reject the Medicaid expansion underpinning Obama's health law after the Supreme Court's decision gave states that option.

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12 states now have high obesity; Mississippi No. 1

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.

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Tennessee nursing job market more competitive

Posted: 08/13/2012 - According to the Tennessee Board of Nursing, there were more than 83,000 registered nurses in the state in 2011, and 21 new schools were added between 2000 and 2011.

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Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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US kids' cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

Posted: 08/07/2012 - The study did not look at the reasons for the decline, but its lead author, Dr. Brian Kit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the theory makes sense.

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4 dozen become ill after church picnic

Posted: 08/07/2012 - State health officials are looking for the source of an illness that struck at least 50 people who attended a community picnic in Middle Tennessee.

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$3.9 million grant goes to improve surgical care

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Twenty-one hospitals across the state will use the funds. The partnership began in 2008 to evaluate and improve surgical care done by general and vascular surgeons.

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A bright future ahead for young girl with tumor

Updated: 08/02/2012 - In April, we introduced you to a little girl from Belize who had a football sized tumor on her face. After hours of surgery it was removed and now her family tells us how she's doing.

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Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

Posted: 08/01/2012 - It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.

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