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Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 08:34 PM EDT

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT

2 NJ Cities Among Least Cancer-Prone in the US: Reports

2 NJ Cities Among Least Cancer-Prone in the US: Reports

Two New Jersey cities are among the top cities where residents are least likely to get cancer, reports say.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 01:33 PM EDT

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions. T...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 06:24 AM EDT

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 02:49 PM EDT

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM EDT

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. Drug testing companies say...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 06:03 PM EDT

Personal Tragedy Sets NJ Parents on a Mission

Personal Tragedy Sets NJ Parents on a Mission

A mother and father who lost their son to heart problems have set up an organization in their boy's name to help save other children. Pat Battle reports.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:36 AM EDT

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM EDT

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer for...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM EDT

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of...

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