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Jersey City baby being monitored for measles: report

Jersey City baby being monitored for measles: report

Nam Y. Huh/AP Five infants at KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, Ill., have been diagnosed with measles and 10 more may have been exposed. Public health officials warned Thursday that five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center ...

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New York Obamacare enrollment reaches 2 million

New York Obamacare enrollment reaches 2 million

nystateofhealth.ny.gov The figures include 1.5 million people who used the site to sign up for Medicaid and 512,968 who obtained private insurance. ALBANY — New York’s Obamacare health insurance exchange has enrolled more than 2 million people since it launched ...

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Facebook tale leads to tot’s eye-tumor operation

Facebook tale leads to tot’s eye-tumor operation

Barry Williams/for New York Daily News Aimee Ramos-Price (l.) and Jamie Francis with 17-month-old son Colby at Manhattan Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital. A British toddler is set to receive life-changing surgery Wednesday, thanks to a Facebook connection and a ...

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Christie says parents need ‘choice’ in vaccinating children

Christie says parents need ‘choice’ in vaccinating children

NEIL HALL/Reuters New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says many parents’ choice to vaccinate their children ‘depends on what the vaccine is, what the disease type is, and all the rest.’ Potential 2016 White House contender Chris Christie doesn’t necessarily agree ...

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Grandfather dies due to bird allergy after act of kindness

Grandfather dies due to bird allergy after act of kindness

David Handschuh/New York Daily News Peter Willoughby allowed a friend to build a pigeon loft in his Hampshire yard 25 years ago and his act of kindness would ultimately cost him his life. A British grandfather died from a freak ...

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Daily Checkup: Winter’s cold-weather dangers

Daily Checkup: Winter’s cold-weather dangers

Dr. Robert Gotlin is director of orthopedic and sports rehab at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The Specialist: As director of orthopedic and sports rehab at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. Robert Gotlin oversees the medical fitness program for patients “ranging ...

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White House, CDC warn about measles

White House, CDC warn about measles

More measles cases have been reported this month than the total median number of cases in recent years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The outbreak has gotten so serious that the White House has chimed ...

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Seattle pot supplier doubling production for Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle pot supplier doubling production for Super Bowl XLIX

Solstice A Seattle-based medical marijuana retailer is rolling like crazy meet its staggering goal of producing 12,000 joints by Sunday. For Seattle Seahawks fans who want to be stoned while watching Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX, there’s a new pack of ...

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SpongeBob SquarePants appears on Saudi Arabian child’s X-Ray

SpongeBob SquarePants appears on Saudi Arabian child’s X-Ray

radiopedia.org He might be upside down and lodged in a 16-month-old boy’s esophagus, but SpongeBob SquarePants is still smiling. radiopedia.org Dr. Ghofran Ageely’s X-Ray reveals the pendant, owned by the boy’s older sister, trapped in the boy’s throat. radiopedia.org Doctors ...

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Harlem mourns longtime hospital administrator and professor

Harlem mourns longtime hospital administrator and professor

Carol Horne Penn Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church called Polk “one of the great ladies of Harlem.” Dr. Gene-Ann Polk chose Harlem over Park Avenue. She built her career in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital. Later, she ...

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