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Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to Four Deaths

Updated: 12/19/2014 - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid pre-packaged caramel apples. It's because the apples have been linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in ten states.

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Holiday Food Safety

Posted: 12/18/2014 - If you want to avoid a health hazard when preparing your next holiday meal there are certain guidelines you should follow.

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UN Chief Headed to West Africa to Check Ebola Response

Posted: 12/17/2014 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's heading to West Africa to demonstrate the U.N.'s solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak and to see for himself how the world is responding.

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Fresh Setback for Efforts to Cure HIV

Posted: 12/17/2014 - Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died.

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Indoor Tanning Injuries Can Require ER Treatment

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. Here's a look at what's billed as the first national estimate on these injuries, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Atkins Diet Co-Author Sentenced To 41 Months

Posted: 12/13/2014 - A Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution" has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for tax evasion.

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60 Employers Scramble For Health Insurance

Updated: 12/12/2014 - About 60 small businesses here in northern Nevada are scrambling and wondering what to do about their employees' health insurance. They were quoted and paid for a cheaper price on insurance; they now find out it was all too good to be true.

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US Embargo Stalled Payment to Cuba Ebola Doctors

Posted: 12/12/2014 - A World Health Organization official says Cuba had to cover food and lodging expenses for dozens of its doctors fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone after the U.S. embargo made it impossible for the global health group to pay them.

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D68 Enterovirus Confirmed in Washoe County

Posted: 12/10/2014 - Nevada's first case of D68 enterovirus has been confirmed by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and it's in Washoe County.

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