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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

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Lucinda Marker wraps her arm around her husband John Tull after a 2004 news conference in New York. Tull, a New Mexico man who nearly lost his life to bubonic plague 12 years ago has died of an unrelated illness. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
Lucinda Marker wraps her arm around her husband John Tull after a 2004 news conference in New York. Tull, a New Mexico man who nearly lost his life to bubonic plague 12 years ago has died of an unrelated illness. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
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New York tourist known as plague survivor has died

A man who nearly lost his life in New York City's first instance of bubonic plague in more than 100 years has died of an unrelated illness in a Santa Fe, New Mexico, hospital, his wife said Thursday.

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Corey Stoll, right, in a scene from the new FX series "The Strain," premiering July 13. The vampire thriller begins when a mysterious viral outbreak spreads to New York. (AP Photo/FX, Michael Gibson)
Corey Stoll, right, in a scene from the new FX series "The Strain," premiering July 13. The vampire thriller begins when a mysterious viral outbreak spreads to New York. (AP Photo/FX, Michael Gibson)
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Summer TV: Vampires, killer germs, aliens abductions

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a frightful world on TV these days.

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Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis.  (AP Photo/Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, File)
Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. (AP Photo/Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, File)
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Dozens of CDC workers taking anti-anthrax drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 52 workers are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.

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Small Cigars Enjoyed by Teens: Study [AUDIO]

Small, flavored cigars are popular among teenagers, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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(Photo by Stevendepolo/Flickr.com)
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Rethinking the Flu Shot – Do You Think the Epidemic is Hype or Real? [POLL]

Last week I made the pronouncement that I wasn’t getting a flu shot.

Reason?

Because I have a pretty strong immune system, and so far, have been able to ward off seasonal maladies like the flu, viruses, and the like

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Flickr User Tony Alter
Flickr User Tony Alter
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Half of N.J. Adults Could Be Considered Obese by 2030 – How to Buck the Trend? [POLL]

It’s pretty scary to think that a good many people around the country, but especially here in New Jersey, have such little control over their eating habits that the above headline could ring true

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Do You Know What Your Blood Pressure Is? [AUDIO]

One out of three Jersey adults could be at an increased risk for cardiac problems and possible death, and not even realize it, because they have high blood pressure.

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Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
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CDC Wants Baby-Boomers to Test For Hepatitis-C

The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.

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Flickr User Small_Realm
Flickr User Small_Realm
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Texting While Driving Popular Among Older Teens: CDC

Health officials say more than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving.

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