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Oklahoma: Man Dies After Acquiring Heartland Virus

An Oklahoma man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness, state health officials said Tuesday.

05/28/2014

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Lawsuit Filed after Hepatitis Scare in Springfield

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Red Robin restaurant after customers at a Springfield restaurant were exposed to hepatitis A.

05/28/2014

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Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis at Springfield Restaurant

As many as 5,000 people might have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield.

05/22/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Lawmakers Demanding Answers After Obamacare Contractor Reportedly Paid Employees To Do Nothing

Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul were paid to do nothing.

05/16/2014

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Study: Obese Women Less Likely To Breast Feed

According to a new study, obese mothers are not likely to breast-feed.

04/30/2014

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Governor Quinn Wants New Medicaid Controls

A review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

04/19/2014

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Can Diet Soda Kill You?

A new study finds women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, and 50 percent more likely to die.

04/02/2014

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5 New Cases of Heartland Virus

People are getting sick from tick bites from the Lone Star tick, a small brown tick identified by a white mark in the middle of its back.

03/31/2014

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