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Delayed drowning a threat to children

Drowning is a major concern with our little kids at the pool or beach, but the threat isn't necessarily over when you're headed home. Breathing in just a small amount of water can cause life-threatening issues several hours after the fact.

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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schiling, shown here in 2008, says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schiling, shown here in 2008, says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

BOSTON (AP) -- Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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Dangers await college freshmen

College freshmen are exactly that - fresh, walking into a brand new world of opportunities and temptations, and without the guidance or close watch from their parents.

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Autism walk fundraiser. (Andrew D. Bernstein, Autism Speaks via Getty Images)
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Mental and developmental disabilities in kids on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) -- Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

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EpiPen (Photo courtesy of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)
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NJ gets high marks for asthma policies

New Jersey gets high marks for the way its schools handle allergies and asthma.

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Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. As of mid-2014, Ebola has caused two dozen outbreaks in Africa since the virus first emerged in 1976. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)
Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. As of mid-2014, Ebola has caused two dozen outbreaks in Africa since the virus first emerged in 1976. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)
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Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.

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Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis, has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law but could not afford the required medication because of the plan's high copays. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis, has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law but could not afford the required medication because of the plan's high copays. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

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Entrance to the Delsea Drive-In (6 ABC)
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South Jersey drive-in stops diabetic teen from bringing ‘emergency’ food inside

A south Jersey drive-in is being criticized for refusing to let a diabetic teen bring his own "emergency" candy and sugar into a show.

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FDA approves Biogen’s MS drug Plegridy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

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Widespread Seasonal Flu Cases Jump To 25 States
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Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation.

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