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Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out

Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.
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Health Officials Identify More Cases Of Locally Acquired Zika In Florida

Health officials in Florida are investigating an area in Miami Beach where there are two new cases of locally acquired Zika virus. In all, federal and state officials are investigating nine areas in Florida where local Zika transmission may be taking place.
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What Makes A Jam A Jam? Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round and lower the sugar levels found in traditional jams.
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New Zika Outbreak Hits Popular Tourist Destination Of Miami Beach

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its advice to travelers, advising pregnant women to avoid parts of Miami Beach where the Zika virus is spreading.
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Insurance Alone Isn't Enough To Make Sure Kids Get Eye Exams

The lower the household income, the less likely it is for children to receive needed eye exams. The income effect was independent of insurance status, a study found.
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Parents Feel Better About HPV Shots For Preteens If They Can Opt Out

The HPV vaccine prevents cancer, but in a survey most parents said they don't want it to be required for school. They're much happier with a mandate if they're given an opportunity to opt out.
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Debate Continues Over U.N. Role In Bringing Cholera To Haiti

The U.N. appears to be on the verge of admitting it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. But critics are still waiting for the agency to take full responsibility.
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A Surprising Theory About Jamaica's Amazing Running Success

How did a modestly-sized, developing country become dominant in sprinting?

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For Pete's Sake, Don't Sleep or Swim in Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses seem safe and easy, but a CDC analysis shows people can get serious eye infections from them. The usual culprits: wearing them too long and failing to be meticulous about cleaning.
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U.N. Admits Role In Haiti Cholera Outbreak That Has Killed Thousands

In 2010, months after Haiti's devastating quake, a catastrophic cholera epidemic began. Scientists traced the outbreak to U.N. peacekeepers. Nearly six years later, the U.N. has acknowledged a role.

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