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How to protect kids from whooping cough outbreaks

Posted: 07/20/2012 - With nearly 18,000 cases so far this year, health officials say this is shaping up to be the worst national epidemic in more than 50 years for the highly contagious disease.

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AIDS specialists aim to jump-start hunt for a cure

Posted: 07/20/2012 - International AIDS specialists on Thursday released what they call a road map for research toward a cure for HIV — a strategy for scientists to explore a number of intriguing leads that just might, years from now, pan out.

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Feds: Hospital tech could have spread Hep C

Posted: 07/20/2012 - Authorities in at least six states are investigating whether a traveling hospital technician accused of infecting 30 people with hepatitis C in New Hampshire also exposed earlier patients.

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Free, healthy advice on a 'Grocery Store Tour'

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Before you finish that next grocery list, how about a personal shopper to help you pick the healthiest items for your family? You can take a guided tour and get advice from a dietitian in East Tennessee.

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'Doggy Fat Camp' helps overweight Beagle

Updated: 07/18/2012 - Mabel the Beagle weighed 67 pounds when she waddled through the doors of Young Williams Animal Center; that's that's the equivalent to a 380 pound person. However, she's losing weight with the help of Doggy Fat Camp.

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States saying no to 'Obamacare' could see downside

Posted: 07/18/2012 - For Gov. Rick Perry, saying "no" to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half the uninsured people who could be newly eligible for coverage in his state.

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Small study: Drug may help stabilize Alzheimer's

Posted: 07/17/2012 - For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak and in only four patients.

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FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Calif. tests show lead in jewelry

Posted: 07/17/2012 - California is cracking down on more than a dozen businesses accused of selling and distributing costume jewelry containing dangerous levels of lead despite repeated warnings.

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Hearings on insurance under federal plan begin

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Tennessee will hold six hearings on the Affordable Care Act provision of essential health benefits. That section aims to protect people from being underinsured.

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Mid-South Autism Conference in Southaven

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The second Mid-South Autism Conference is in Southaven this week, and its theme is "Reason for Hope." The conference opens Monday at Landers Center and continues through Wednesday.

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Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.

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Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

Posted: 07/10/2012 - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families.

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52 Cambodia deaths tied to common child illness

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to many of the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that caused alarm, health officials said Monday.

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Methadone deaths still high but may have peaked

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.

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