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Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set up and run Healthcare.gov, leading to its blowout when it launched in October, according to a report by the General Accountability Office released on Thursday. Read »

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Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the... Read »

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Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
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Group Names "Worst Restaurant Foods"

Working out may not be enough to burn off the calories some of these restaurants are dishing out. Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

Among the findings: Of the 10,649 deaths attributed to the weather, about 63 percent were tied to exposure to... Read »

Jul 30, 2014

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Will Change Rules

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Highland Park Doctor Charged With MediPot Violation

Highland Park Doctor Charged With MediPot Violation

No licenses have been issued for growing or dispensing cannabis and no physician certification forms will... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the... Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
Urban Garden Provides Jobs and Job Training In Englewood

Urban Garden Provides Jobs and Job Training In Englewood

Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm has been Making A Difference in the Englewood community since Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
Food For Thought: Drinking Coffee

Food For Thought: Drinking Coffee

Sandy Goldberg discusses disease-fighting powers, downfalls and portion control when it comes to drinking coffee. Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
Surgeons Remove 232

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Boy from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months. Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Aurora Aldermen OK MediPot Rules

Aurora Aldermen OK MediPot Rules

Illinois is one of 23 states authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Read »

Jul 25, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
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