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New Wiggle Room for Obama Health Plan Sign-Ups

Posted: 11/22/2013 - The Obama administration says people will have another eight days this year to sign up for insurance under the health care law and still get coverage by Jan. 1.

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Study: Kids are Less Fit than Their Parents Were

Posted: 11/19/2013 - Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on 250 million children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

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Keys to Hope: Aggie Creates Condo for Cancer Patients

Updated: 11/18/2013 - Near MD Anderson in Houston, there's a special place founded by an Aggie on a mission. Suites of Hope is a condo where breast cancer patients can live, rent free, while undergoing critical treatment.

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Insurers Skeptical of Obama Offer on Cancellations

Posted: 11/14/2013 - State insurance commissioners are voicing serious concerns about President Barack Obama's plan to stave off cancellations for people whose individual policies don't comply with the new health care law.

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Policy Cancellations: Obama Will Allow Old Plans

Updated: 11/14/2013 - State insurance commissioners are voicing serious concerns about President Barack Obama's plan to stave off cancellations for people whose individual policies don't comply with the new health care law.

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Obama Admin. Posts Low Health Care Signups

Posted: 11/13/2013 - The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul.

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Tweaking Perry, Obama Pitches Health Care in Texas

Posted: 11/07/2013 - President Barack Obama is comparing the problem-plagued federal health care website to a store that has a good product for sale and not enough cash registers to ring up the purchases.

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Obama Promises to "Smooth Out" Health Care

Posted: 11/04/2013 - President Obama is expressing sympathy for Americans who are getting kicked off their health insurance plans, but says they were often getting "a very bad deal."

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Sebelius Apologizes for Health Law Rollout Fiasco

Updated: 10/30/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.

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Whooping Cough Up in LA, Texas, Ark, Okla

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and things are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago. Louisiana health officials are asking doctors to keep an eye out for it.

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North Dakota Bishop Exposes 100s to Hepatitis A

Posted: 10/25/2013 - The bishop of the Fargo Catholic Diocese in North Dakota has exposed potentially hundreds of church members in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown to the hepatitis A virus in late September and early October.

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FDA Approves More Powerful, Pure Hydrocodone Drug

Posted: 10/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain.

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FDA panel backs Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug

Posted: 10/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration advisers have unanimously voted in favor of a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences that holds promise for millions of Americans infected with the liver-destroying virus.

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Sebelius Promises Review of Web Site Contracts

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has promised to review the performance of contractors who helped build a foundering web site intended to help people buy health insurance.

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Meat Recall Includes Texas

Updated: 10/23/2013 - Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.

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FDA: J&J Hepatitis C Drug Cures 80 Percent of Patients

Posted: 10/22/2013 - An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson appears to be slightly more effective at eliminating the virus than currently available treatments, though federal safety reviewers say it also causes rash and sunburn in some patients.

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Community Health Fair Set for November 6th

Updated: 11/06/2013 - The Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG), Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions, City of College Station, City of Bryan, and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living in partnership with Blinn College will be holding a Community Health Fair on Wednesday, November 6th.

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