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MDs: Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the...

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Avian Flu Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In California

Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

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NIH Doctor: ‘Shame’ Kids Not Being Vaccinated For Measles

Dr. Anthony Fauci says parents who shun vaccines for their children should be ostracized because of the risk of spreading infections of childhood diseases.

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk in Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

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D.C. Falls in Top 10 Areas in U.S. With Highest Smoking Cost

This week marks Tobacco Free Awareness Week, and a new study shows that smokers on average will burn through $1.4 million in personal costs — but the cost is higher for those in D.C. and Maryland.

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How and Why To Treat Your Extremely Dry Skin This Winter

Is your skin a little drier than usual in the winter? Cold weather can lead to big problems if you’re not careful.

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Study: Environment Trumps Genetics in Shaping Immune System

How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.

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Study: Fewer Struggle With Medical Costs As Coverage Grows

Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama’s health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.


DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?


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