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For Uninsured In Ore., A Flat Fee For Health Care

In Oregon, lawmakers recently loosened regulations on insurance, allowing so-called retainer medical clinics. These are medical practices that charge member patients a set monthly fee for basic medical care and don't accept insurance.
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To Sniff Out Childhood Allergies, Researchers Head To The Farm

Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we're too clean, so kids' immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders — even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they'll find some answers by studying kids on farms.
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Doctors Deploy Shots And Drugs Against Whooping Cough Outbreak

Some 338 people have been infected with whooping cough in Oregon this year. But that's just a small fraction of the number of cases the state of Washington is reporting. Health experts say the booster shot is not 100 percent effective at preventing the disease, but people who have it are far less likely to get sick.
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Taking The Sting Out Of Jellyfish Isn't Easy

Your best bets? Carefully remove the tentacles and their stinging cells stuck in your skin. Then wash with hot water, or use saltwater if you're away from a bathroom or shower.

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