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Disney Parks’ Frozen Christmas Celebration in Disneyland (Scott Brinegar, Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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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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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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Were you smarter without a cell phone?

You may have guessed it, but now the science proves it: your cell phone is making you dumber.

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Blindness, visual impairment rates drop sharply

Medicine has not completely eradicated blindness and vision problems, but rates are dropping in developed countries, according to a study published on March 24, 2014 by BMJ, the British medical journal

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FDA links California apple packer to listeria deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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As flu spreads across US, CDC pushes antiviral meds

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines.

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