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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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Dengue Fever Found in Houston

Posted: 10/10/2013 - A new study says dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness uncommon in the United States, has re-emerged in Houston.

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NIH Admits a Dozen Critically Ill Despite Shutdown

Posted: 10/09/2013 - The government's partial shutdown has halted most enrollment into research studies at the National Institutes of Health's famed hospital. But some desperately ill patients have managed to get in.

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Rare Deadly Amoeba Found in 1 Water System in Louisiana

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system.

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Govt Health and Safety Efforts Slowed or Halted

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu.

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BCS Seeing High Demand for Flu Shots

Updated: 10/06/2013 - Just when we thought flu season is over, it's beginning again. Last year's strain was exceptionally strong and now, people are preparing a head of time to make sure they don't get sick. This year, one Bryan store can't keep the vaccine in stock.

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