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Mysterious Blood Infection Spreading Across Midwest

HEALTH | Apr 1
A bacteria called Elizabethkingia has been spreading across the Midwestern United States, where it has caused at least 17 deaths.

What You Really Need to Know About Your Physician

HEALTH | Mar 31
The new cover story in Consumer Reports out Tuesday is called, "What you don't know about your doctor could hurt you."

Feds Probe Florida Handling of Pesticide Case

CORPORATE | By Jason Dearen | Mar 18
Federal regulators are looking into whether Florida failed to properly investigate if farmworkers sickened in a crop-dusting accident were told not to report it to authorities.

CDC Urges Doctors to Back Off Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions

HEALTH | Mar 18
The director said over-prescribing these medications is a "key driver" of the country's drug overdose epidemic.

Students Train to Become "Sleep Ambassadors"

HEALTH | Mar 17
Many Americans say they don't get enough sleep, especially teenagers.

More Doctors Prescribing Exercise Instead of Medication

HEALTH | By Rodrique Ngowi | Mar 15
Doctors treating chronic health problems increasingly are prescribing exercise for their patients - and encouraging them to think of physical activity as their new medication.

Why "Ultra-Processed" Foods Pose Health Hazards

Those include packaged breads, cookies, soda and frozen meals.

Long A Niche, Street Medicine for Homeless Heads Mainstream

CORPORATE | By Michael Rubinkam | Mar 11
"Street medicine" is a tiny health care niche that advocates predict will become more mainstream as hospitals and health care systems seek to cut costs, in part by reducing emergency-room visits among the homeless.

Threats from Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission

HEALTH | Feb 27
The number of cases in the U.S. is over 100, covering 24 states and Washington, D.C.

Mystery Brain Disorder Robs Patients of Their Words

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Feb 17
A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer's disease although it isn't robbing patients of their memories but of the words to talk about them.

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