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Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres --...

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CDC lab chief resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.

Farmer's market food regulations similar to restaurants, grocery stores

A growing recall involving peaches and other fruit from California is raising food safety concerns across the country, and in Mid-Missouri.

Red Cross running low on blood, asking for donations

The American Red Cross says it needs blood donations as soon as possible to prevent a future crisis.

Some ERs taking appointments

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Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments

In an era of increased competition driven by the nation's health law, hospitals around the country are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment.

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5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

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CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.

Battle over birth control

White House revises contraception opt out

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

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