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Panel reverses, approves white potatoes for WIC recipients

Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Federal health officials face tough questions on flu vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a tale of two vaccines - one making politically charged headlines about kids not vaccinated against measles and the other reflecting the bleak reality of a harsh flu season.

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Study: Mobile devices interfering with child development

A parent's quick solution to appease their restless or cranky children: Hand them an iPad or smartphone, and let the screens do the real work.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to reporters in London
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to reporters in London (Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images)
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Vaccine flap: Christie does damage control from London

Gov. Chris Christie took to Twitter Monday to announce a delayed opening for state government offices due to inclement weather, but later in the day, he set off a firestorm on social media when he said parents should have some measure of choice in vaccinating their children.

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Governor Chris Christie speaks during a Life Sciences Roundtable at One Nucleus in Cambridge, United Kingdom
Governor Chris Christie speaks during a Life Sciences Roundtable at One Nucleus in Cambridge, United Kingdom (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie: Parents should have choice in vaccinations

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children, a position he's taken before but one that drew a new level of attention amid a U.S. meas

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Obama proposes new agency to make Americans’ food safer

President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe.

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Kathy Burnett prepares a snack for her daughters Claudia, center, and Sabina right, after their gymnastics class
Kathy Burnett prepares a snack for her daughters Claudia, center, and Sabina right, after their gymnastics class (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar, CDC study says

CHICAGO (AP) -- Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest
White House press secretary Josh Earnest (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.

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Drug Store Chain Starts To Offer Seasonal Flu Shots
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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

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Pediatrician Charles Goodman poses for photo with the MMR vaccine, an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella at his practice in Northridge, Calif.
Pediatrician Charles Goodman poses for photo with the MMR vaccine, an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella at his practice in Northridge, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

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