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Former Peanut Firm Executives Indicted Over 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

Federal officials say executives from the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America knowingly distributed peanut products that were contaminated with salmonella. The charges stem from a 2009 salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700 people.
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One In Three Fish Sold At Restaurants And Grocery Stores Is Mislabeled

Fish fraud is often just a form of swindling when a cheap fish, like tilapia, is sold as pricy red snapper. But a conservation group says it also puts consumers at risk of health issues and makes it harder to avoid buying fish that are being overfished.
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More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health

Antioxidants in foods may have health benefits, but it's not one size fits all. Having a diet high in overall antioxidant levels didn't prevent stroke and dementia in one recent study, although eating more vitamin C and E specifically did seem to help.
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Medical Waste: 90 More Don'ts For Your Doctor

A broad array of medical groups has agreed on an expanded list of things doctors shouldn't do. The idea is to curb unnecessary, wasteful and often harmful care, the sponsors say.
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Area Lawmakers Push Priorities As Sequester Cuts Loom

Across-the-board budget cuts are set to take effect next week unless Congress can take action, which has area lawmakers stumping for the programs and priorities they would like spared.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Reverses Medicaid Decision

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced late Wednesday that he will expand Medicaid to an estimated 900,000 residents. The move is a surprise because the governor has previously been a vocal critic of President Obama's health care overhaul.
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In Reversal, Florida Gov. Scott Agrees To Medicaid Expansion

Florida's expansion of Medicaid will provide health insurance coverage to more than a million people. Florida will also become the seventh state headed by a Republican to agree to take the federal offer to provide Medicaid to all state residents with incomes up to about $15,000 a year.
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Print Me An Ear: 3-D Printing Tackles Human Cartilage

3-D printing can be used to make food, guns and maybe human ears. Researchers say that using collagen to print out ear cartilage solves a lot of the problems in making new ears for people with birth defects or injuries.

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