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Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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First confirmed human case of West Nile virus in...

Health officials confirmed Tuesday a man over the age of 60 is undergoing treatment for the mosquito-borne illness.

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Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres…

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Smoking banned at Houston city parks and libraries

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Public Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties.

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CDC lab chief resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.

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Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments

In an era of increased competition driven by the nation's health law, hospitals around the country are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment.

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Nationwide fruit recall issued; possible listeria concerns

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease flares up in Houston area

Hand, foot and mouth disease flares up in Houston area

A more severe strain of hand, foot and mouth disease is just one of the illnesses going around in the Houston area.

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5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

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