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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 05:30 PM EDT

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

As flu season approaches, health officials released data showing that fewer than 40 percent of health adults get vaccinated. Rates are highest for children younger than five and adults older than 65.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 02:46 PM EDT

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Off the field, brothers Ma'ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris' pro football career was cut short because he needed a...

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 02:01 AM EDT

Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a full recovery, according to the doctors treating him at the Nebraska Medical Center in

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 07:26 PM EDT

Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the...

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 04:41 PM EDT

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's bodies handle sugar and could promote diabetes.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 05:24 AM EDT

National HIV Awareness Campaign to Launch in D.C.

National HIV Awareness Campaign to Launch in D.C.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new HIV awareness campaign at a public hospital in southeast Washington.

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