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FDA Approves First-of-A-Kind Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Posted: 11/20/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first seasonal flu vaccine made using animal cell technology, rather than the half-century egg method.

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Judge Sides with Company on Contraceptive Coverage

Updated: 11/16/2012 - A federal judge is temporarily preventing the Obama administration from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law.

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Medicare Premiums Going Up $5 a Month for 2013

Posted: 11/16/2012 - The government says Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month for 2013. That's less than expected, but it'll still eat up nearly one-fourth of the typical cost-of-living raise for retirees.

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FDA: Company Shipped Tainted Peanut Butter

Posted: 11/15/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says a New Mexico peanut company linked to a recent salmonella outbreak distributed peanut and almond butters even after testing showed the products were contaminated.

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Diabetes Rates Rocket in Oklahoma, South

Posted: 11/15/2012 - The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and health officials say the biggest changes have been in Oklahoma and a number of Southern states.

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Fiscal Cliff & Medicare

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Center for American Progress worries budget will be balanced on the backs of Medicare recipients

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Meningitis Outbreak Latest

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Chief of compounding pharmacy beleived to be responsible for meningitis outbreak will not testify in front of congress

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Mushrooms Deaths

Posted: 11/13/2012 - 2 deaths reported in Fresno after eating toxic mushrooms

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Report: FDA Wanted To Close Mass Pharmacy In 2002

Posted: 11/13/2012 - More than a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.

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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

Updated: 11/13/2012 - The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is calling November 12-18 the annual "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week."

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San Diego Hospice May Have To Cut 200 Workers

Posted: 11/13/2012 - The largest hospice program in San Diego County may lay off hundreds of employees to cope with financial problems because it may have violated Medicare regulations.

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British Medical Journal Slams Roche on Tamiflu

Posted: 11/12/2012 - A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on the flu drug Tamiflu, claiming there is insufficient information on its safety.

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Veterans' Free Dental Care

Updated: 11/09/2012 - This Sunday is Veterans' Day. Instead of parades and proclamations, on Carson City Dental Office wanted to honor veterans by caring for their teeth at no charge.

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Recall of 55,455 Britax Convertible Car Seats

Updated: 11/09/2012 - The government is alerting consumers to a safety recall announced by Britax Child Safety Inc., involving 55,455 convertible car seats sold in the United States.

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FDA Chief Will Testify at First Meningitis Hearing

Posted: 11/05/2012 - House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis are asking the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.

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Study: Vitamins Don't Lower Heart Risks in Men

Posted: 11/05/2012 - The largest study to test daily multivitamin use finds they modestly lowered the risk for cancer in middle-aged and older men but did not seem to affect the chances of developing heart disease.

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