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Your dog might be friendly, but that leashed dog approaching on the trail might not be. While that owner is following the rules, the approach of your unleashed dog may trigger the other animal, resulting in a negative experience and possible injury or death.

Emergency department visits have been increasing steadily for more than 20 years. Find out which states have the longest emergency department wait times. 

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Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

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The scene looks like something from a middle-of-the-night drug raid. Guns drawn, police officers in tactical vests surround a beige ranch house in an anonymous subdivision. With a single decisive kick, one busts down the door. "Come out with your hands up!" an officer yells, as a flashlight's blinding beams begin sweeping the room.

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While federal health officials several weeks ago hinted this year’s outbreak might be reaching its peak, infection rates still were rising as of late last week. The flu remained widespread in 48 states, including Nebraska and Iowa. Only one state — Oregon — reported an easing of flu from the week before.

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WINSTON-SALEM 12/4/2017 Judith "Judy" Rossi, 69, died of cancer Monday, Dec 4, 2017, surrounded by family at her home in Winston-Salem. Judy w…


CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in troubled Charlotte communities, in one of the…

Q: My husband gets headaches that are sporadic but severe enough to make him vomit. When they happen and I ask what I can do for him, he has s…

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