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WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up. Watch »

5 hours ago
Indiana Declares Health Emergency Over HIV Outbreak

Indiana Declares Health Emergency Over HIV Outbreak

Health officials say 72 cases of HIV have been confirmed in southern Indiana and seven other people have preliminary... Read »

5 hours ago
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

The state's health department first reported the outbreak in late February, when it said 26 cases had been diagnosed... Read »

5 hours ago
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
2,500 Illinoisans Apply for MediPot Cards

2,500 Illinoisans Apply for MediPot Cards

Some patients who are entitled to apply for medical cannabis cards are waiting because of legal challenges. Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

A Chicago company has recalled nearly 170,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli. Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

One day after a major Kraft Macaroni and Cheese recall, the federal agency in charge of much of the nation’s food... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the pers... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Mom Fights MS With Body Building

Mom Fights MS With Body Building

A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis isn't slowing down Wendy Bordewisch. Megan Pringle from NBC station WBAL in Balt... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

More than a third of Illinois’ colleges and universities allow a large number of students who have no proof of being... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely... Read »

Mar 14, 2015
Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients... Watch »

Mar 15, 2015

"We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the... Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she annou... Read »

Mar 12, 2015

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