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Dogs affected by kids going back to school

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

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Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.

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An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Health insurers still find ways to discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling.

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E-Cigarettes Become Increasingly Popular Amongst Smokers
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Report: E-cig use among kids has tripled

The number of kids who have never smoked a traditional cigarette, but have used an electronic cigarette tripled between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report released on Aug. 25 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure monitoring care can beat MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.

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Backpack rules for back to school

It's just a few weeks before kids start carrying around backpacks stuffed to the brim with notebooks, textbooks and even a laptop or tablet. But all that weight being carried around can be a threat to kids' backs.

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Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Pediatricians’ Rx for teen school problems: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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The Japanese anti-influenza tablets fabipiravir-- Japan said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 it is ready to provide them as a potential treatment for Ebola. (AP Photo/Fujifilm Holdings Corp.)
The Japanese anti-influenza tablets fabipiravir-- Japan said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 it is ready to provide them as a potential treatment for Ebola. (AP Photo/Fujifilm Holdings Corp.)
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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

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CDC Director Thomas Frieden
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CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.

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