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Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites — CDC

As fears that the mosquito-born Zika virus continue to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several rules to cut the chance of mosquito bites: Mosquito Bite Prevention ...
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Zika Active in 56 Countries and States

The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Zika virus is actively being transmitted in 56 countries, including the United States. As ...
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Zika Comes From Uganda

As the Zika virus disease spreads into Miami Beach, and threatens to spread north along the Florida Coast, stories in the news media often make it seem that the virus ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $82 Billion Tourism Revenue

Just a week ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first-ever travel warning for a destination inside the United States. The warning was related to ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $67 Billion Tourism Industry

A week ago, 24/7 Wall St. reported that the spread of Zika would undermine some of Florida's $67 billion a year tourism business, which may well affect the state's employment ...
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Zika Response Spreads North and West in US

The presence of the Zika virus is not concentrated in Florida, although the state has more confirmed cases than any other, and the number of infected people is growing rapidly. According ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $67 Billion Tourism Revenue

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first-ever travel warning for a destination inside the United States. The warning is related to several Zika ...
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US Health Care Expense Could Be $2.6 Trillion Below Forecast

Rapidly rising health care expenses have been cited as a primary cause of living cost pressure on Americans. A new study shows there may be some relief. Health care costs ...
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Some Popular Obamacare Plans About to See Big Price Hikes?

Users of some popular Affordable Care Act plans may face sticker shock in the coming year, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation released on Wednesday. Some Obamacare ...
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The Fattest States In America

First Lady Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity in 2010. The campaign aimed to "solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation." The first five ...
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How the Cancer Drug Market Will Rise to $150 Billion by 2020

It is almost certain that anyone who reads now knows someone who has been treated for cancer. In many cases it is friends and family, or co-workers or people you ...
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Mississippi Is the Most Obese State

Mississippi has the most obese residents of any of the 50 states. As a by-product, cases of diabetes and the costs of health care are high, along with premature deaths. In ...
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The 5 Thinnest States in America

Ballooning weight has been listed as a major cause of heart disease, diabetes and perhaps cancer. That has not prevented some Americans from becoming grossly fat, while some are only ...
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Why Global Pharma Profits Should Keep Rising

With  2016 being a U.S. presidential election year, there has been an endless debate over drug pricing and the government's lack of ability to negotiate with drug companies. If Moody's ...
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Centene Data Debacle Affects 950,000 Customers

Health insurance provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) said on Monday that the company is conducting an "ongoing comprehensive internal search for six hard drives" that failed to turn up during ...
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