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Doctor: ‘Unprecedented’ number of kids in intensive care

By -NO AUTHOR- (CNN) — Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. Four of those states — Colorado, Illinois, Missouri […]

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Air marshal attacked with syringe in Nigeria

By -NO AUTHOR- (ABC NEWS) A federal air marshal is in quarantine in Houston today after being attacked last night by an unknown assailant at the Lagos, Nigeria airport wielding a syringe. U.S. law enforcement officials told ABC News they were alarmed by the bizarre, unprovoked attack because the assailant was apparently able to inject […]

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Americans fret about mystery virus and illegal kids

By Chelsea Schilling Just weeks after the Obama administration let more than 37,000 illegal-alien children into the U.S. without health screening, more than 1,000 kids across 10 states have been stricken with a respiratory virus – prompting widespread concerns about a major outbreak. On his Monday show, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh explored the possibility of […]

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Camper sleepwalks off 60-foot cliff

By -NO AUTHOR- (FOXLEXINGTON) — POWELL COUNTY, Ky. – Rescue crews say a camper fell off a cliff in the Red River Gorge after sleepwalking away from his campsite Thursday morning. “He fell approximately 60 feet, landed in an area that was littered with large boulders,” said Wolfe County rope technician John May. Powell County […]

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Obamacare lets young adults stay on their parents’ insurance longer. Has that made them better off?

By Brian http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/08/obamacare-lets-young-adults-stay-on-their-parents-insurance-longer-has-that-made-them-better-off/?wpisrc=nl-wnkpm&wpmm=1 Jason Millman Washington Post Mon, 2014-09-08 “Allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ health plans is one of the most popular elements of the president’s health-care law, but a pair of new studies out today raises questions about the overall impact of the coverage expansion to an estimated 3 million people. […]

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GOP seizes on 2008 statement by Mark Udall on health care reform

By Brian Lynn Bartels, Denver Post Mon, 2014-09-08 http://www.denverpost.com/News/ci_26462423/GOP-seizes-on-2008-statement-by-Mark-Udall-on-health-care-reform “Republican operatives believe they have found a smoking gun against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, who said during a 2008 debate he was against a “government-sponsored” solution for health care. The then-congressman, who was running for an open seat in the U.S. Senate, echoed arguments made […]

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Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Brian http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/September/08/Rural-enrollment-presents-challenges-for-health-law.aspx?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14052959&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_9yOuuBi3lNXcz6Hz8aNkXBrap–IUibg6HEFTecAFhDAL6chHvPSO5dCyxmG1qyPBXQ4g-eMudJUWZuRG2ftCLHX2Rw&_hsmi=14052959 Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Mon, 2014-09-08 “Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall. Though millions of people signed up for private insurance or Medicaid in the first year of the […]

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Week ahead: Congress returns to new HealthCare.gov worries

By Brian http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/216802-week-ahead-congress-returns-to-new-healthcaregov-worries Elise Viebeck The Hill Mon, 2014-09-08 “Congress is returning to Washington with just two months left before ObamaCare’s second enrollment period. For most of the lawmakers’ August recess, news on the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare debates was fairly quiet. But that ended for Republicans with the Sept. 4 announcement that […]

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