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Cancer Rates Continue to Fall in US

Updated: 01/23/2013 - A new report from the American cancer society finds the overall death rate from cancer has gone down 20 percent from its peak in 1991.

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Dengue Fever Epidemic in Brazil

Updated: 01/22/2013 - The Brazilian city of Campo Grande, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, is going through one of the worst dengue epidemics in its history.

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Insurers May Prove Choosy with Overhaul Exchanges

Posted: 01/17/2013 - UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley is warning analysts not to assume that the insurer will participate widely in a key health care overhaul coverage expansion that unfolds later this year.

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Scale Back Alabama Kicks Off 2013 Campaign

Posted: 01/17/2013 - While Alabama celebrated a national championship in football again this year, hospitals and the Alabama Department of Public Health assert the state is still closer to the one-yard line when it comes to being healthy.

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Cancer Death Rates Down 20%

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The overall cancer death rate has dropped significantly in the last few decades. That's according to the American Cancer Society. But some cancers are still on the rise.

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Elderly Caregiver Classes

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Alabama Cooperative Extension offers classes to teach you elderly care.

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Alabama's Flu Season

Posted: 01/13/2013 - Influenza continues to spread across the nation and state officials urge patients to get vaccinated.

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Cat, Raccoon Test Positive for Rabies in Bay County

Posted: 01/11/2013 - A cat captured on the east side of the Laguna Beach area of Panama City Beach has tested positive for rabies. A raccoon killed in the North 9th Street and Lake Drive area of the City of Parker has also tested positive for rabies.

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Skipping Meals

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Skipping meals may seem like a good weight loss strategy, but it can backfire.

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Flu Upate

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control warns the flu is spreading faster and earlier than usual this year.

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Budget, Health Care will Dominate Georgia Session

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Georgia lawmakers will convene Jan. 14 with a familiar theme: a budget shortfall explained mostly by an economy that's not keeping pace with rising health care costs.

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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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