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The grossest health concerns of summer

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.


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The results are in: U.S. still fat

Two-thirds of Americans' scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.


Five shark attacks within two weeks in North Carolina

Experts say warmer waters this summer could be attracting sharks to North Carolina's shores.


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Patient safety evaluated at Florida hospital

The nation's largest accrediting agency for hospitals is evaluating "patient safety-related events at St. Mary's Medical Center" in Florida, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open heart surgeries from 2011-2013.

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UN: Pot use on the rise in America

Marijuana consumption is up in the United States -- and so is the potency of the pot.


Family urges parents to get EKGs for active kids after...

A South Florida family is urging parents to get EKGs for their children after their daughter, Breanna Vergara, 11, collapsed during dance practice last year.


Reaction to Supreme Court decision on Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold subsidies Thursday for people enrolled in The Affordable Care Act.


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86 Alabama kids take ill, health officials investigate

Hospitals treated 86 children with similar symptoms in Montgomery, Alabama, this week, prompting worries of an outbreak.

They complained of nausea, vomiting and other digestive troubles, the Department of Public Health said. Thirty children were…



Controversial California vaccine bill advances

The California House passed a proposal that would outlaw a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

The controversial proposal now returns to the Senate, which must approve amendments for…


Is Alzheimer's preventable?

One thing everyone agrees on: There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.


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