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Whooping cases on the decline in NJ, but still serious

New Jersey has seen a decline in cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in recent years, but hundreds of kids are still getting the highly contagious respiratory disease. Newborns are especially at risk for serious complications and even death.

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Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, shown here testifying on Capitol Hill in last September, has stepped down. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, shown here testifying on Capitol Hill in last September, has stepped down. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.

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President Barack Obama
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Obama renews push for paid leave for working parents

President Barack Obama on Thursday renewed his push for paid leave for parents and other workers, saying he's astonished that so many people don't get paid sick leave.

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Mobile Health Clinic Treats Immigrant Farm Workers
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Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

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Disneyland
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6 more California measles cases tied to Disney outbreak

California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.

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Obamacare
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Health overhaul sign-ups edge higher

With a month to go in the 2015 open enrollment season, the Obama administration says sign-ups under the president's health care law are edging higher.

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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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No sign of Ebola in CDC lab worker feared exposed Dec. 22

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say a federal laboratory technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus did not get sick.

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Disneyland in California
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26 measles cases reported with ties to Disney theme parks

Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.

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Flu activity in NJ downgraded to ‘moderate’

The latest Centers for Disease Control Influenza map show flu-like illness in New Jersey has been downgraded from widespread to moderate, but state health officials don't think this means that flu season has necessarily peaked.

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Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues
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Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study says

Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.

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