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FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

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Norovirus 'Stomach Flu' Appears in Southwest Georgia

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Peak season for flu is yet to arrive, but another nasty bug is also making its presence felt in Southwest Georgia – and there is no vaccine to prevent it and no drug to treat it.

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Fla. Medicaid Fraud Efforts Recoup $50 Million

Posted: 01/03/2013 - State officials say they terminated the Medicaid prescribing rights of 437 providers who were writing suspicious amounts of prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs under a new system.

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Overweight Longevity

Posted: 01/02/2013 - A new study suggests people slightly overweight live longer than those of "normal" weight.

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Slightly Overweight May Live Longer

Updated: 01/02/2013 - The study found people with a little extra weight had a six-percent lower risk of dying compared to people considered "normal" weight.

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Why Recess is Important

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Recess is vital in a child's life, and nurses are crucial for schools.

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FDA Approves New Tuberculosis Drug

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Twenty Thousand Americans Killed In Their Own Homes By Radon

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Center for Disease Control has released their mortality statistics for 2012 and a startling statistic about in-home causes of death surfaced. According to the CDC, Radon Gas causes over 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. To put that into perspective, Radon caused more deaths in 2012 than drunk driving, fires, and carbon monoxide.

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Holiday Health Tips: Food Safety

Updated: 12/25/2012 - The Pan American Health Organization is reminding everyone to prepare and handle food safely this holiday.

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Feds Rule on Health Care Law's Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Obama administration says Republican-led states must commit to fully expanding their Medicaid programs to take advantage of generous funding in the federal health care law.

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