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Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO

A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Dirty Water: Health Risks of the Westwood Flooding

Dirty Water: Health Risks of the Westwood Flooding

Although the water is no longer gushing in Westwood, there are new potential health dangers because of the flooding... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about... Read »

Jul 30, 2014

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana

Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana

California has the oldest and most liberal compassionate care law among the 23 states plus Washington, Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Terry Grinner, 17, rang the NASDAQ bell in New York as the Make-A-Wish Foundation paved the way for him to be... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
How to Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes

How to Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes may cause immediate injury or delayed problems that can take a day or two to appear. Dr. Bruce has Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the... Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year

Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year

As a new report from the Center for Disease Control found more parents are getting their children vaccinated,... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing

Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing

Doctors are now using 3-D printing to create plastic models of their patient's damaged bones and body parts. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
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