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Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

By Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson | Feb 20
This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

Doctors Blast Trump's Mental Illness Focus to Fight Violence

Doctors Blast Trump's Mental Illness Focus to Fight Violence

By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 19
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.

Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

By Mike Stobbe | Feb 15
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Surprise! Big Medical Bill Even With Coverage

Surprise! Big Medical Bill Even With Coverage

By Tom Murphy | Feb 15
This winter's nasty flu season may smack patients with a financial side effect: surprise medical bills.

Gov't Says Health Costs Growing Faster Than Economy

Gov't Says Health Costs Growing Faster Than Economy

Feb 15
U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy in the foreseeable future, squeezing public insurance programs and employers who provide coverage, the government said Wednesday.

Panel Moves to Strike Anti-Gay Phrase in Alabama Sex Ed Law

Panel Moves to Strike Anti-Gay Phrase in Alabama Sex Ed Law

Feb 14
Alabama lawmakers are moving to strike anti-gay language from the state's sex education law.

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Feb 13
Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

Oregon Woman Has 14 Worms Pulled From Eye

Oregon Woman Has 14 Worms Pulled From Eye

Feb 13
An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies.

Watch: Why We Need a New Flu Vaccine Every Year

Watch: Why We Need a New Flu Vaccine Every Year

Feb 12
Flu viruses are quick-change artists, making it hard for our bodies to recognize and fend off the virus.

6 Steps Not to Get Sick at the Gym

6 Steps Not to Get Sick at the Gym

Feb 11
We all want to stay in shape this winter, but with that nasty flu making its way around, it's more important than ever to take precautions when at the gym, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

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