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    • 11 OCT 18
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    "Doctor detectives" help diagnose mysterious illnesses

    For years, the Miller family has faced an uphill battle trying to find a diagnosis for their two sons, Carson and Chase. The boys, now 5 and 6 years old, have been unable to walk, stand or speak since birth. Originally they were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but their parents felt their symptoms didn’t match

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    • 10 OCT 18
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    8 common myths about cold and flu debunked

    Many people love autumn for the colorful foliage and pumpkin spice, but each year it ushers in another season that is more menacing: cold and flu season, that is. The two illnesses are often lumped together, but there are important distinctions. And when it comes to prevention and treatment, there are plenty of misconceptions that

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    • 10 OCT 18
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    CVS, Aetna merger to reshape health care in U.S.

    The proposed $69 billion merger between the drugstore chain CVS Health and the health insurer Aetna is getting a greenlight from the U.S. Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition that Aetna moves ahead with its plan to sell its Medicare Part D prescription drug

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    • 10 OCT 18
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    Kurt Warner helping people with disabilities chase their dreams

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    • 09 OCT 18
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    Could weight loss lower the risk of breast cancer?

    A woman’s chance of breast cancer increases with age, but a new study suggests there are steps women can take that may help lower their risk. The study, published in the journal Cancer, found that women who lost weight after menopause were less likely to develop invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained

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    • 08 OCT 18
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    What is acute flaccid myelitis? Rare Minnesota cases raise questions

    Health officials are investigating a rash of rare illnesses causing polio-like symptoms in Minnesota. At least six children in the state have been diagnosed and hospitalized with acute flaccid myelitis (or AFM) since September 20. The Minnesota Department of Health sees, on average, about one case per year. AFM is an illness that affects the nervous

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    • 08 OCT 18
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    2nd death linked to sandwich at Pret a Manger

    LONDON — A second customer of restaurant chain Pret a Manger died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label, the company has confirmed. The coffee-and-sandwich business has promised to improve its labeling following criticism at an inquest last month into the death of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died

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