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47 States Report Widespread Influenza Outbreaks

Forty-seven states now have widespread outbreaks of the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We look at the Philadelphia area, where health officials say flu season arrived early this year.
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The Cost Of Being A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies'

From the dark days of slavery through the civil rights era, soul food like fried chicken and sweet potato pie nourished the African-American community and became a touchstone of cultural identity. But a new documentary asks: Is this greasy goodness doing more harm than good?
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Free Flu Vaccinations Available In Prince George's County

Two walk-in clinics in Prince George's County are offering free flu vaccinations today.

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After The Knee Is Fixed, How Long Before The Player Returns?

Figuring out when an athlete with damaged knee ligaments can get back in action is an inexact art at best. Doctors have various ways to mend a busted knee, but the results, like car mileage, can vary.
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Infectious Diseases: How They Spread, How To Stop Them

The flu season began early this year and has struck hard in many areas of the country. On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency for the state of New York, and last week Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a similar emergency within the city of Boston.
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Are We A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies?'

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie! Soul food has drawn Americans to the table for generations. But is the greasy goodness doing more harm than good? Byron Hurt tackles the question in his new documentary 'Soul Food Junkies.'

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