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Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM EDT

U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts to prepare for the possibility of more cases in the United States.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 06:09 PM EDT

Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's affiliate in Minneapolis reported.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM EDT

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Men who have more dietary trans fat in their meals may have worse memory, according to a newly released study by the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The study looked at 1,018 men and women who completed...

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 04:50 PM EDT

Avoid Heat Rash, Photosensitivity and Body Odor

Avoid Heat Rash, Photosensitivity and Body Odor

There are many medical conditions that come from the heat and the sun. Here are a few that may show up this summer, along with remedies to help.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 05:34 PM EDT

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Health-conscious diners can now type in a fast food item and the search engine will display calories, sodium content...

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 09:23 AM EDT

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 04:33 PM EDT

Life-Saving Gift From a Stranger

Life-Saving Gift From a Stranger

Doreen Gentzler reports on a young woman who decided to donate a piece of her liver to save a child's life. To learn more about organ donation, visit OrganDonor.gov, Washington Regional Transplant Communtiy and...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 07:42 PM EDT

FDA Considers Banning Trans Fats

FDA Considers Banning Trans Fats

Trans fats may become illegal in the next several weeks as health officials call for a decision. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:57 AM EDT

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic to CVS Health

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic to CVS Health

Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their health care...

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:04 AM EDT

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER...

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