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U.S. Waistlines Keep Expanding

Americans' waistlines are getting bigger. A new study finds the average American has a waistline of almost 39 inches.

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Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To Fight Ebola

The U.S. is sending three-thousand military troops to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak.

U.S. officials say President Obama will announce the move Tuesday during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta

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Ebola Update: President To Visit CDC

President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta tomorrow to get a briefing on the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

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Are Your Teens Trying E-Cigarettes?

The CDC in Atlanta says more than a quarter-million teens who never smoked before used e-cigarettes last year. That's a three-fold increase from 79,000 in 2011 to 263,000 in 2013.

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Ebola Can Be Controlled And Stopped

The director of the CDC claims the deadly Ebola virus can be controlled and stopped. In a House hearing, Dr. Tom Frieden said it must be stopped at its source in Africa and called the situation an unprecedented crisis.

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Ebola Outbreak Receives Highest Alert

The Ebola outbreak is receiving the highest alert from the Centers for Disease Control. The "level 1 activation" is reserved for the most dangerous public health emergencies.

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Measles Cases Are At An All-Time High In U.S.

Measles cases are at a 20-year high in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's confirmed nearly 290 cases so far this year. Last year's total was 220.

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Indiana Man With MERS Improving

The Indiana man who became the first in the country to be sickened by MERS is improving. He was diagnosed last week after returning to the United States from Saudi Arabia, where he was a health care worker. No other cases have been reported.

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Children’s Leukemia Link Found

 

There may be  a link between childhood leukemia and how much vehicle exhaust a young child is exposed to.

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New Report Examines Flu Shot Needs

There are mixed signals in a new report examining who gets flu shots every year. 

The CDC says that last year more children got flu shots than ever before but more expectant moms need to be vaccinated

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