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Report: Ebola Reports in US Often False Alarms

December 5th, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- A new government report counts hundreds of times U.S. doctors and hospitals raised false alarms about possible Ebola cases, finding that fewer than one in five warranted even additional...

GOP Makes Final Push for School Lunch Waiver

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December 5th, 2014
photo MGN/WPBN/WTOM By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules, phased in...

Cannabis-Oil Producers to Expand Operations

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December 4th, 2014
  photo MGN-Online COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The Colorado producers of a cannabis oil prized by some for treating kids with severe epilepsy have dramatic expansion plans to meet demand. The Stanley brothers say they hope to...

Amazon Selling Its Own Diapers, Baby Wipes

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December 4th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is launching its own line of diapers and baby wipes exclusively for its Prime members to get more shoppers to sign up for the $99 annual program. The new line is called Amazon Elements. Amazon, the largest U.S. e-commerce...

Growth for US Health Tab May Have Hit Bottom

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December 3rd, 2014
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health care spending grew by the slowest rate in more than a half-century last year, government analysts said Wednesday. But a speed-up is coming as the economy gets traction...

Pregnant Women to Get Better Info from Drug Labels

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December 3rd, 2014
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which medications may pose...

IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh) By BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola -- by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to...

Study: Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets

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December 1st, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are reiterating warnings about blankets in babies' cribs, and they say parents are still ill-informed despite 17 years of national data. And blankets aren't the only potentially dangerous items. Researchers from the...

Lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable'

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November 18th, 2014
Danyeil Durrant weighed 363 pounds when a conversation with her doctor changed her life. A history of dieting at a young age had sparked poor eating habits and a negative body image. In August 2012, Durrant joined Weight Watchers and...

In the Genes

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November 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It used to be a common refrain from doctors - "Take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning." But medicine has come a long way since then, and nowadays you're more likely to hear “Take a genetic test and we'll tailor your...

WHO: More Than 5,000 Have Now Died of Ebola

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November 12th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By BABA AHMED and SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported...

November Marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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November 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- November is National Alzheimer's Awareness month, focusing attention on a devastating disease for which there is no cure Dr. Benjamin Liptzin, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center,...

How she lost 145 pounds

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November 10th, 2014
Kari Ianuale of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has lost 145 pounds since 2011. She lost the first 20 pounds easily, by eating smaller portions and exercising at home. After eight months, she joined a gym and the weight continued to come...

Dallas Reaches End of Ebola Monitoring Period

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November 7th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus...

President Obama Seeks $6.2 Billion for Ebola Fight

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November 5th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and...