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Flu cases double last year's total, CDC says

More than 7,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the U.S. so far this flu season -- more than double the number this time last year, CBS News reported, citing data frm the Centers for Disease Control a


Do you really need to stop drinking on antibiotics?

You've snagged yourself a sinus infection or are battling a bout of strep throat... complete with that daggers-puncturing-your-tonsils feeling. Of course, it comes at the worst time ever (because, when doesn’t


Family settles $2M lawsuit in teen's dental death

A Minnesota family has settled a lawsuit over the 2015 death of their 17-year-old daughter who went into cardiac arrest while having her wisdom teeth removed. The family of Sydney Galleger, who was under the care of Dr.


The Tao of a Broken Foot: Life Lessons from an Injured Control Freak

Replaying the night I broke my foot, I still shake my head in disbelief.  I was at a Friendsgiving party the night before Turkey Day.  Sick with a lingering cold, I mustered up the energy to


Vomiting illness linked to longtime, regular pot smoking

The legalization of pot combined with more potent strains of marijuana appears to be increasing the number of cases of a rare ailment that causes regular bouts of vomiting. As Kaiser Health News explains via NPR, the


Europe's HIV epidemic growing at 'alarming pace,' WHO warns

The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016, showing the epidemic growing at an ‘alarming pace,’ global health officials said Tuesday. Last year, 160,000 peopl


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