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Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy

Gov't says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy through 2026

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows
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How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

A surge in infants born in the U.S. with withdrawal symptoms from their mothers' opioid use has outpaced science on how best to treat them

Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned
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Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned

Oregon's Legislature took a step toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States but raises funding questions

Two new Legionella cases confirmed at Veterans Home
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Two new Legionella cases confirmed at Veterans Home

Two new cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed Monday at the Illinois Veterans Home. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that both patients who have symptoms are residents of the home and are doing well.

Welch steps up to state public health group president
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Welch steps up to state public health group president

As Adams County Health Department administrator, Jerrod Welch sees the benefit of networking with others across the state , and now he's making those connections as Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators president.

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection
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14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

Doctors pull 14 worms from eye of Oregon woman in rare case of infection spread by flies

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Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?
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Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS

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VA medical center, hospital partnering on electronic records

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Vermont and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire have partnered to electronically share veterans' health information

Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes
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Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Marijuana users' April 20 holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes