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Doctor Sexually Assaulted Patients, Took Naked Photos

55 min 54 sec ago
Jeffrey Joel Abrams, 68, pleaded guilty to 12 counts and could could face probation to more than 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in September.









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Girl, 13, Learns to 'Just Breathe' After Sudden OCD

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:02pm
Thirteen-year old Megan remembers when all she could think about was washing her hands.









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Legionnaires' Disease Could Be Linked to Climate Change

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:44am
The number of cases of the disease is on the rise in the United States, and researchers say the increase could be partly a result of climate change.









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Game-Changing Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:55am
An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work, according to early study results.









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Lawsuit Accuses CVS of Overcharging for Generic Drugs

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:29pm
CVS deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court.









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Now Is the Time to Get Kids on a School Sleep Schedule

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:04pm
Experts say it takes a while to get children accustomed to the school sleep routine, so now is the time to start. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.









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2 Killed, Dozens Sickened by Legionnaires' Outbreak

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:50pm
Thirty-one cases have been reported in south Bronx neighborhoods since July 10, the Health Department said. Two of the people died.









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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Safe as Temps Sizzle

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:35am
Here are some tips to keep your cool and stay safe in the broiling temperatures and stifling humidity affecting millions of Americans this week.









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Boy Gets Double Hand Transplant in Surgical First

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:38pm
Zion Harvey, 8, lost his hands to a bacterial infection when he was a toddler.









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South Korea Declares Itself Out of MERS Danger

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:41am
Twelve people remain hospitalized in South Korea for MERS although only one is still testing positive for the MERS virus, the Health Ministry says.









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Cool Factor: Teens Report Positive Feedback to E-Cigs

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:10am
About 40 percent of teen users of e-cigarettes have never used tobacco, a new report finds. And 91 percent report getting positive feedback about them.









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FDA Approves New Cholesterol Drugs

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:32pm
New injected drugs show promise in helping lower cholesterol in patients when statins aren't an option. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.









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FDA Approves Pricey New Cholesterol Drug

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:18pm
The FDA approved a new type of cholesterol drug Thursday, aimed at people who cannot get their cholesterol down with statins.









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Europe Approves World's First Malaria Vaccine

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:29pm
European regulators approved the first-ever malaria vaccine on Thursday even though it doesn't work very well.









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FDA Takes on Sugar in Food Labels

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:33am
Food labels should contain more detail about how much sugar is in a product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.









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Life Sentence Urged in Peanut Salmonella Case

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:49am
Federal court officers have recommended a life sentence for a peanut company executive convicted or selling salmonella tainted food.









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Health Insurer Anthem to Buy Rival Cigna in $54B Deal

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:47am
Anthem is buying rival Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.









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Expensive Cancer Drugs Force Choice: Save Life or Home?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:02pm
Seven years into his battle with cancer, Stuart Chapin is faced with a stark choice: saving his house or his life.









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A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:14pm
Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well.









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How Can Cancer Drugs Be Made Affordable?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:43pm
Cancer drugs cost way too much and it's time to take steps to bring the price down, 118 of the country's top cancer experts said Thursday.









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