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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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At Least 2.8 Million Visit Website for Insurance Exchanges

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Americans have six months in which to enroll in the online health insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- but it looks like a lot of people are wasting no time in doing so.

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City of Huntsville Begins Water Chlorination Treatment

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The City of Huntsville started a routine maintenance process on its water distribution Tuesday which will continue through October 22. This activity, which will primarily entail water main flushing, will help maintain a bacteria free environment in the system.

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Texans Sign Up for Insurance on Federal Exchange

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Texas hospitals, clinics and charities have received an enthusiastic response to the new health care law, helping people sign up for insurance after Gov. Rick Perry declared the state government would do as little as possible to help implement the Affordable Care Act.

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Dr. Dickey Helps Answer Affordable Care Act Questions

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Dr. Nancy Dickey, former president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and the American Medical Association, talked with Brazos Valley This Morning Monday to help explain what the new law means to people.

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Perry: Federal Health Care Law Has Failed

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says President Barack Obama's health care law is a failure and should be defunded, but he doesn't think shutting down the federal government is a good option.

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HHS Secretary Talks Health Care Overhaul in Texas

Posted: 09/26/2013 - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Texas to describe how the federal health care overhaul would work at the grassroots level.

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Report: Environmental Chemicals a Pregnancy Risk

Posted: 09/24/2013 - From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday.

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U.S. Teens Eating Better, Watching Less TV

Updated: 09/23/2013 - U.S. adolescents may finally be getting the message about healthier living. Researchers are reporting children in grades six through 10 are eating more vegetables, exercising more and watching less television than their counterparts a decade earlier.

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Studies Take Early Look at Health Law's Premiums

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, according to two independent private studies.

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