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A bacteria called Elizabethkingia has been spreading across the Midwestern United States, where it has caused at least 17 deaths.
The new cover story in Consumer Reports out Tuesday is called, "What you don't know about your doctor could hurt you."
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.
The director said over-prescribing these medications is a "key driver" of the country's drug overdose epidemic.
Many Americans say they don't get enough sleep, especially teenagers.
Doctors treating chronic health problems increasingly are prescribing exercise for their patients - and encouraging them to think of physical activity as their new medication.
Those include packaged breads, cookies, soda and frozen meals.
"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.
The number of cases in the U.S. is over 100, covering 24 states and Washington, D.C.
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.