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Health care fraud trial: Doctor acquitted on 7 of 8 counts

A Mississippi doctor has been acquitted on seven of eight counts against him in what prosecutors said was about $18 million in health care fraud involving prescription pain cream

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For rookie Thanksgiving cooks, expert tips to avoid disaster
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For rookie Thanksgiving cooks, expert tips to avoid disaster

Food experts say Americans nervous about making their first Thanksgiving meals can follow a few basic tips to avoid disaster

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives
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1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

The first treatment has been approved for a rare disease that causes rapid aging in children

Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state
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Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

This summerís huge motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to dozens of coronavirus cases in neighboring Minnesota

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19
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Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19

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UMS pauses switch in retiree health benefits after lawsuit

The University of Maine System is pausing the switch to a new retiree health care plan following a class-action lawsuit

Mississippi mental health agency getting new leader in 2021
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Mississippi mental health agency getting new leader in 2021

The leader of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is retiring Jan. 31

US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher
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US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

The U.S. decline in cigarette smoking could be stalling while the adult vaping rate appears to be rising

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Public health officers under stress from COVID-19 pandemic

Public health officials throughout the state have resigned or been fired in recent weeks as coronavirus case counts reach record highs

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Officials: Inspectors face hostility amid COVID enforcement

A county executive in Maryland says health inspectors have experienced harassment while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in the county