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Avoiding injury while shoveling

Once the snow stops falling, homeowners must set about the task of getting rid of it. Like most things, there's a right and a wrong way to do it to keep from getting hurt.

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Disneyland
Disney Parks’ Frozen Christmas Celebration in Disneyland (Scott Brinegar, Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

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Doctor with female patient
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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3-trillion health care system.

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Milk Prices Rise 7.5 Percent To Highest Price In 2.5 Years
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Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

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Pamela Shavaun Scott
In this photo taken Jan. 13, 2015, Pamela Shavaun Scott holds a 3D printer model of her skull after her brain tumor was removed from behind her eye, in Morro Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)
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Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut -- operating through her eyelid.

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Sohair el-Batea, who died last year after undergoing a female genital mutilation operation by Dr. Raslan Fadl, in Egypt. (AP Photo/Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness, File)
Sohair el-Batea, who died last year after undergoing a female genital mutilation operation by Dr. Raslan Fadl, in Egypt. (AP Photo/Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness, File)
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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.

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Parents of children who suffer from epilepsy.
Parents of children who suffer from epilepsy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO (AP) -- With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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The HealthCare.gov website
The HealthCare.gov website (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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More privacy protection sought for feds’ health care website

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

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Measles vaccine
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

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Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 17: Health workers are sprayed with disinfectant while taking off protective clothing at an Ebola holding center on October 17, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. (John Moore, Getty Images)
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US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia

Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

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