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APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois deadAPNewsBreak: Internal memo says Illinois Medicaid paid $12 million for dead clients
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Second wave of milder flu hitting NortheastCDC officials say a second wave of flu is causing widespread illness in 6 Northeast states
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Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injuryStudy: Half of youths admitted to NYC jails suffered brain injury before incarceration
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FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, speaks during a committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges. With the chance to apply for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal help set to expire in a few months, even Obama's home state of Illinois is expressing little interest in taking the next step. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchangesClock ticking for states to adopt their own insurance exchanges under Obama's health care law
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President Barack Obama arrives in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, where he spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Obama: 8 million signed up for health careObama says 8M signed up for health care through exchanges, contends 'this thing is working'
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2013 file photo, an oyster cultivator holds oyster seed before spreading it into the waters of Duxbury Bay in Duxbury, Mass. A Thursday, April 17, 2014 report from the Centers of Disease Control says there was in increase in infections from vibrio bacteria found in raw shellfish. In 2013, cases were up 32 percent from the previous three years and 75 percent from about five years ago. But the numbers remain very small - only 242 of the 20,000 foodborne illnesses recorded in 10 states. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning reportReport: No change for most kinds of food poisoning last year; salmonella cases drop
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The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland, Ore., is seen in a June 20, 2011 photo.  Portland officials said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. This time, 38 million gallons from a different reservoir at the same location will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act  (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)
Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teenBig Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons
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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning reportReport: No change for most kinds of food poisoning last year; salmonella cases drop
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FILE - In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reported in the Thursday, April 17, 2014 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The drop is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care. The improvements came even as the number of U.S. adults with diabetes more than tripled in those 20 years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes fallingStudy sees drop in rates of most common major diabetes complications _ heart attack and stroke
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea. The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea in 2014 is a new strain _ evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists reported Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the New England Journal of Medicine. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. Stephan Gunther of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strainReport: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from other African countries
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Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virusMalaysia reports 1st death from MERS in Asia; Philippines isolates man who came home from UAE
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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokersStudy suggests casual marijuana users may get brain changes that foreshadow later trouble
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