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Florida Governor, Surgeon General to Discuss Zika ReadinessGov. Rick Scott and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong are planning to give an update on Florida's preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus.
Health Czar To Visit Florida As Insurance Deadline NearsObama's chief health official is heading to South Florida as the deadline to sign up for health insurance nears.
Shaheen Asks For Aggressive Response To Zika VirusU.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has written to key federal agencies calling for an aggressive and coordinated response to protect Americans from the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems in South America.
First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Los Angeles CountyHealth officials say an adolescent girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador late last year was infected with the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus.
As Plant-Based Diets Shine, 5 Vegans Worth Watching in 2016Looking to eat less meat? 2016 is shaping up to be a fine time to get in touch with your inner vegan.
Report Finds More Infections From Dirty Scopes at HospitalsAt least 250 people, mostly in the U.S. (Florida included), were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years — more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to a new Senate committee report released Wednesday.
Study: Smartphone Apps Best For Calorie CountersResearchers found people were more likely to stick to a food diary when keeping track with a smartphone app.
Study: Deaths Rates Rising in Middle-Aged WhitesThe U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed.
Study: Wimpy Muscles Stronger Than Bodybuilder MusclesGram for gram, a bodybuilder's muscles are actually less powerful than the muscle mass of someone who doesn't lift weights.
Young At Heart? Not Most Americans, Government Report Says Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.
New Medical App Allows Doctors To Share ImagesSmartphone app Figure1 is helping doctors and medical professionals compare notes by sharing images.
Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACAA shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.

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