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Heath Overhaul Sign Ups
FILE - In this photo Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Affordable Care Act navigators hold an enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.

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Many first-year college students make some unhealthy choices when it comes to nutrition.
Many first-year college students make some unhealthy choices when it comes to nutrition.
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6 tips for avoiding the ‘freshman 15′

It has long been rumored that many first-year college students pack on an average of 15 pounds during their first semester of college. While it is common to put on some weight during that time, the so-called "freshmen 15" is actually a myth.

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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center in Los Angeles
In this file photo, a budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center in Los Angeles (David McNew/Getty Images)
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YOUR VIEW: Let 16-year-old girl have her medical marijuana

A 16-year-old from South Jersey has been denied use of medical marijuana by a judge to help control her seizures sparking an impassioned social media discussion.

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Kim Kardashian
FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Kim Kardashian poses for photographers as she attends the Cannes Lions 2015 in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
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FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian’s drug promotions

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian's social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.

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APTOPIX Children Cancer Fertility
In this June 11, 2015 photo,Talia Pisano stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
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Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.

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Vaccinations
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Strep’s evolution may provide clues for developing a vaccine

The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

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A can of Diet Pepsi
A can of Diet Pepsi (Pepsico)
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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

NEW YORK (AP) -- A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

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E-Cigarettes
Person smoking an e-cigarette. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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E-cigarette use popular among teens, says study

A new report found more teens are opting for electronic cigarettes for the "coolness factor," and to gain more societal acceptance.

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Heroin Hepititis
In Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo Ryan Kinsella is recovering from a long battle with hepatitis C., which he contracted by sharing IV drug needles. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse

Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use.

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waking up to alarm clock
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New warnings about NJ school start times

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again sounding the alarm on the issue of teen sleep deprivation in the Garden State.

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