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Government to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume

The winter months are not for slowing down

Winter has a way of slowing people down when it comes to physical activity. For some reason, kids never seem to get the memo. Read more »

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Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »

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Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international... Read more »

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What should I do about my back pain?

Back pain varies so it is important to know which symptoms you need to pay attention to. Read more »

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Private wells in California farm area show high uranium

One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. Read more »

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

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Under Islamic State, life in Iraqi town of Mosul turns grim

Seven months into the takeover of Iraq’s second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are... Read more »

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Kobe Bryant to undergo season-ending surgery for torn rotator cuff

Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers a little past its halfway point. He will have surgery on Wednesday morning, the team said. Read more »

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its... Read more »

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys to fight disease

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

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The countries at the epicenter of the current outbreak — Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — are witnessing widespread decline in new Ebola cases. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Speakers at UVU symposium encourage people to embrace their imperfections

Women and men gathered Friday at Utah Valley University to discuss something that many work for but never achieve — perfectionism. Speakers presented information to help others change their... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Measles case reported in Sioux Falls; officials host clinic

An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with the measles in Sioux Falls, state and local health officials said Saturday, meaning 14 people have now been diagnosed in the last month with the highly... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Disconnect: Why you should make time to be bored

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Is boredom a good thing? Smartphones are here to stay, but constantly staying plugged in could make us lose touch with ourselves and limit our creative ability. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Concerns over release of personal data from health care website prompt reversal

Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Bill: Doctor would be required at NYC youth football games

The New York City Council is considering legislation that would require a doctor to be present at all youth tackle football games to monitor concussions. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Opponents of medical marijuana bill testify to Kansas Senate

Opponents of legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas told state senators Thursday that doing so would harm public health and create additional strain on state resources. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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US Sen. Warren to file bill targeting top drug companies

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shifting her focus from Wall Street to the nation's top pharmaceutical companies. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia

Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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