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Feds Crack The Whip On California Marijuana Shops

Federal officials are targeting California medical marijuana dispensaries closest to schools, parks, sports fields and other places where children are present.
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Impotence Drug Approved To Treat Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Cialis, a popular remedy for impotence, has now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It's the ninth drug okayed for relieving those symptoms but the only one approved for both uses.
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Local Restaurants Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer

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Local food bloggers and restaurants are teaming up for campaign to raise breast cancer awareness in the month of October.

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Influential Panel Gives Thumbs Down To Routine Prostate Cancer Test

Routine testing of men's blood to detect prostate cancer is unwarranted, and causes more harm than good, according to findings of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel of experts sets the agenda for doctors and, increasingly, insurance payments.
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Cantaloupe Recall Due To Listeria Expands To Pre-Cut Fruit Salads

The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
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To Keep Required Insurance Affordable, Start With Price

Starting in 2014, every health plan in the new marketplaces known as exchangeswill have to provide a minimum package of benefits. A report just out from the Institute of Medicine has given federal officials a framework for coming up with that package, but it didn't provide specifics.

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