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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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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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