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Judge Strikes Down NYC Sugary-Drinks Size Rule

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes in New York City's limits on sugary drinks "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.

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New Survey Tracks U.S. Obesity Rates

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Colorado is the only U.S. state with an adult obesity rate smaller than 20 percent, according to a new report.

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Life Expectancy Falling For Some U.S. Women

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation's counties -- many of them rural and in the South and West.

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Stormont Team Focuses On Patient Safety

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare implemented a patient safety initiative aimed at ensuring basic preventative measures are done every single time.

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FDA OKs Drug For Painful Sex Caused By Menopause

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The FDA approved the daily pill is called Osphena, designed to treat menopausal symptoms that make the vaginal tissue thinner and more fragile, causing pain during sexual intercourse.

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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Dies At 96

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth said in a release that former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully in his home in Hanover on Monday. They did not disclose a cause of death.

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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Dies

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Koop served as surgeon general under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was outspoken on public health issues and did much to elevate the office.

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Mediterranean Diet May Be Better For Your Heart Than Low Fat

Posted: 02/25/2013 - A Spanish study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Feb. 25, showed the Mediterranean diet was able to help people who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease more than a low-fat diet.

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CDC: Flu Vaccine Left Seniors Vulnerable

Posted: 02/21/2013 - The new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found this year's influenza vaccine was only 9 percent effective against one of the included strains for seniors 65 and older.

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