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Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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Deadly dog flu outbreak – 5 things you should know

While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the doggie day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest, experts say.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
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Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

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Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
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Flu vaccine recalled by GlaxoSmithKline for lack of effectiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems.

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Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous ‘insanity drug’ showing up in New Jersey

A new synthetic drug described as dangerous and unpredictable is starting to show up in parts of the tri-state region.

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Electronic cigarette
Electronic cigarette (AP Photo /Tim Ireland, PA)
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Study – High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

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Disneyland in California
Disneyland in California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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Measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

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Dora the Shepherd, a Chicago-area dog who died from the H3N2 strain of canine influenza
Dora the Shepherd, a Chicago-area dog who died from the H3N2 strain of canine influenza (WGN TV)
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Dog flu from reaches US from Asia, spreading widely in the Midwest

A new strain of Canine influenza virus (CIV) has reached the United States for the first time and has reached epidemic levels in the Midwest.

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Doctors
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Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans.

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Instructor Taking Exercise Class At Gym
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Government clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

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Organic Seafood
EU certified organic farm-raised shrimp are for sale on at the Wegmans, Friday, April 10, 2015 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

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