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Two More Meningitis Patients Pop Up in Maryland

A deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has spread to more than 100 people nationwide, and two more people in Maryland.

10/08/2012

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500 Va. Residents Exposed to Deadly Meningitis

The Virginia state epidemiologist says more than 500 people have now been contacted by two separate outpatient clinics that administered a batch of steroids contaminated by a potentially deadly form of meningitis.

10/04/2012

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Bad Steroid Batch Injects Rare Meningitis Outbreak Into Md. & Va.

Two people in Maryland and Virginia are dead after being infected with meningitis stemming from a bad batch of steroids, and health experts warn there could be more deaths to come.

10/03/2012

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New Study By Centers For Disease Control Shows Link Between Education And Life Expectancy

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that there is a connection between level of education achieved and the length of a human’s life.

05/16/2012

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1 In 4 Babies Born To Unmarried Couples

Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples that are living together, which is a significant jump form a decade ago.

04/12/2012

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CDC Launches Shocking New Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Thursday At Newseum

The government is making a new attempt to spike the long flat-lining smoking rate across the United States with a graphic ad campaign that has the kick in the teeth of a horror flick.

03/15/2012

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Hepatitis C Deaths Up, Baby Boomers Most At Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk. Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born […]

02/22/2012

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