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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in New York

More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.

"EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness ... sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma," the…

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5 ways to think yourself well

There wasn't anything that could bring singer Pharrell Williams down in his hit song "Happy." Turns out he was on to something.

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Doc: Cancer-stricken employee laid off for benefits

A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according…

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What if Ebola was airborne?

Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.…

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Plymouth-Canton students hospitalized on 'Cloud 9' drug

It was being distributed at or near Salem High School. One victim was acting erratically Friday morning.

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Health centers can't keep up with Ebola

The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.


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Food 4 Thought: Recap of nutrition chat

All this week, Local 4 has teamed up with a top nutrition experts in the state to talk about foods that help you live healthier.

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'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon finishes cancer treatment

Jamie Dimon has finished his cancer treatment and told a newspaper he feels fine as he begins the next phase of his recovery.


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Ebola survivor donates blood to American

Dr. Rick Sacra and Dr. Kent Brantly were both infected with Ebola while working in Liberia with the aid organization Serving in Mission. Both were evacuated back to the United States for care. But the two doctors also have another thing in common:…


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