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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

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A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules...
n this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

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The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move...
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You may want to wash your hands after reading this

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Believe it or not, one of the most effective ways to avoid colds, influenza, and other sicknesses this winter costs absolutely nothing: Handwashing is...
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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

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Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any...
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So, you always thought the stomach flu is influenza. Well, it’s not

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Colder weather is here and with it is sure to come coughing, sneezing, runny noses, and sicknesses of all sorts. When trying to treat an...
The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Federal health care website up and running after slow start

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The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as...
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There’s a new president at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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NORFOLK -- Carolyn Carpenter has been promoted to president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, effective Nov. 1. Carpenter joined Sentara Healthcare in Sept. 2017 as...
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Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

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People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent...