• Marion County hospitals to temporarily restrict visitors due to high flu activity
Marion County hospitals to temporarily restrict visitors due to high flu activity

The CDC says early estimates show more people are being vaccinated this year, which could be one reason why this flu season isn't as bad as last year, but that could change. H3N2, the strain largely responsible for last year's outbreak, has so far been less common than the H1N1 strain. However, this year's flu vaccine is a good match for circul...

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  • Healthcare facility’s CEO resigns after woman in coma for decade gives birth
Healthcare facility’s CEO resigns after woman in coma for decade gives birth

A Phoenix police spokesman told The Washington Post an investigation has been opened into the case. Following news of a woman in a vegetative state giving birth , families of patients at Hacienda HealthCare are demanding answers.

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  • De Blasio touts $100M plan to provide healthcare for all NYC residents
De Blasio touts $100M plan to provide healthcare for all NYC residents

By 2021, all New Yorkers in the city's five boroughs will have access to free health care. De Blasio says that when people know their health care is guaranteed it will change their behavior. Of the 8.6 million New Yorkers, the program will target the 600,000 that now don't have insurance, he said. And we're doing that here in this city, ' de Bl...

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  • 'Higher use of social media linked to depression in girls'
'Higher use of social media linked to depression in girls'

For the study, the team interviewed nearly 11,000 girls, who are 14-year-old. "We looked at sleeping habits; experiences online, so cyberbullying; how they thought about their bodies, or their body image, and whether they were happy with how they looked; and their self-esteem", she said.

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  • Federal Reserve is flexible and aware of risks, says Powell
Federal Reserve is flexible and aware of risks, says Powell

While Trump has sent out a number of tweets criticizing Powell and calling the Fed the biggest threat to the economy, Powell said that he had not received any direct pressure from the White House. Trump has for months criticized the Fed chief for raising rates, and Bloomberg News reported December 21 that the president had discussed firing Powell...

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  • Major recall after chemical 'used in rocket fuel' is found in pills
Major recall after chemical 'used in rocket fuel' is found in pills

Suzanne Steinbaum of Mount Sinai in NY told CNN after a similar recall a year ago. "We typically use them to treat blood pressure , but they may also be used for heart failure and kidney protection". If you think you've experienced adverse reactions, you can report them at the FDA's MedWatch website . Losartan potassium tablets, USP were dist...

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  • Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019
Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019

Because of new research regarding the Mediterranean diet , such as findings that it could lower the risk of dementia and aggressive prostate cancer , it took the lead for 2019. The Mediterranean diet has been praised for its health benefits for decades. The NHLBI publishes free guides on the plan so you can see if it is right for you.

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  • Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019
Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019

Read through to see a Mediterranean diet shopping list, what it's like to be on the diet, and why it's so easy to follow. It also had to be proven to help prevent heart disease and diabetes. The DASH diet was second - that's Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. To that end, she said the top three diets are all similar in their food conte...

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  • Flu Season Lands Hard on NY and the Southern U.S.
Flu Season Lands Hard on NY and the Southern U.S.

Influenza symptoms typically emerge suddenly and may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. According to the Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update from the CDC , Nebraska is now listed with "widespread" flu activity for the week ending December 22, 2018- Week 51.

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  • Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital
Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital

The individual is not confirmed to have Ebola, and other diagnoses are possible. Test results are expected to come back tonight, Uppsala's regional authority said in a statement , reiterating that "it is only a matter of suspicion" and that it could be another disease.

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  • Nancy Pelosi Won't Rule out the Indictment of President Trump
Nancy Pelosi Won't Rule out the Indictment of President Trump

Reps. Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) and Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for the 116th Congress, said that they will vote for the rules package. She added a link to Khanna's objection. "All three of these things are needed". Pelosi is expected to win her speaker election in the early afternoon.

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  • US health care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska
US health care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska

This person has no Ebola symptoms but will be monitored closely. The quarantine could last up to two weeks. "Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit would be activated and the person admitted". Doctors will work with public health officials to monitor the patient and secure the area so other patients and members of the pub...

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  • DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death
DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

That's according to the boy's stepsister, who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, two days after the boy's death. He died on Christmas Eve on the way to the hospital, after having been treated at the hospital earlier in the day. They were given hot food, snacks, juice and water, and two days later, were transferred to the El Paso Border P...

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  • First pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season confirmed in MI
First pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season confirmed in MI

Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus and can result in mild to severe illness. State Epidemiologist Alexia Harrist says almost everybody age 6 months or older should get a seasonal flu shot.

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  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) EPS Estimated At $1.43
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) EPS Estimated At $1.43

Walgreens joined the Dow Jones industrial average earlier this year, and its stock price is down 4 per cent since the beginning of the year. Investors may be wondering what's happening with shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . EPS is considered to be the only most crucial variable in determining a share's price . Forward P/E is a meas...

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  • US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes
US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

Adams said in an interview. E-cigarettes contain nicotine which both the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC report harms brain development, meaning learning, memory and attention capabilities can be adversely affected. The survey also found a significant jump in the perceived availability of e-cigarettes. She said her scool was forced to cl...

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  • After Obamacare Ruling, States Ask Judge to Protect Coverage During Appeal Process
After Obamacare Ruling, States Ask Judge to Protect Coverage During Appeal Process

They are certain to appeal the ruling and may be joined by the House of Representatives when Democrats become the majority party in January. "We have a chance, working with the Democrats, to deliver great HealthCare!" That, in part, helps explain why so many Republican candidates claimed to support those protections while campaigning in the 201...

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  • US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes National News
US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes National News

The annual Monitoring the Future survey, by a team of researchers at the University of MI, showed that the increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 have been the highest ever in the past 43 years for any substance use in the US. Use of other illicit drugs among teens was flat or declined. That is double the amount of new e-cig users com...

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  • Health bosses reeling as judge rules Obamacare 'unconstitutional'
Health bosses reeling as judge rules Obamacare 'unconstitutional'

Others high ranking MI democrats have responded to the judge's ruling . Legal expert Timothy Jost, a supporter of the health law, said O'Connor's ruling would have repercussions for almost all Americans if it stands. The ruling has been welcomed by President Donald Trump, however, who called it "great" in tweet and also called for new legi...

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  • Deadline Approaching For ACA Enrollment
Deadline Approaching For ACA Enrollment

A status report Wednesday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed almost 20 percent fewer new people signed up than at about the same time a year ago. December 15 will be the last day to enroll in or change health insurance plans for 2019 coverage. But such plans may appeal to healthy people looking for a measure of financial...

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