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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Read more »

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Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip

We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest. But the pint-sized traveler on my husband's back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than... Read more »

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Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Read more »

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Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

One psychiatry professor calls it "the conversation we're stuck with," a teachable moment growing out of horror. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

"Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the... Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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A story in stone: The mystery of a wandering boy and an unmarked grave

In 1915, after a heated argument with his father, a 12-year-old boy ran away from his home in Blount County, determined to reach his grandparents who lived on the other side of the Smoky Mountains. Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Program allows Wakulla inmates to perform in musical choir

Inmates stomped their feet and clapped along to Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" recently at Wakulla Correctional Institution, with raucous whooping and hollering. The music, however, wasn't... Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Michelle Obama has welcomed thousands of athletes to the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading

Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the... Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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Abortion videos prompt calls for donations in Oklahoma

Recently released videos that show a Planned Parenthood official discussing the distribution of fetal body parts are being used by anti-abortion advocates in Oklahoma to seek political... Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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San Francisco's Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit

A county judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be... Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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APNewsBreak: Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an "unprecedented" sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Family: French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud

Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man's family members. Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Public divided over Smithsonian display of Bill Cosby's art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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