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Is it too hot to be outside? Plug in your ZIP code to check your city's 'heat risk'

Heat waves are no joke. A HeatRisk map from the CDC and National Weather Service can help keep you …

Jaures Yip   


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Why 4 new bird flu developments have experts worried about the virus

The H5N1 bird flu virus is changing and getting more opportunities to adapt to humans. Experts are …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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The 3rd human case of bird flu in the US has 2 new and troubling symptoms

The H5N1 avian-flu virus has its third known infection in a US farmworker. Unlike previous patients…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Bird flu particles were found in pasteurized milk. A former surgeon general says he isn't changing what he eats.

Store-bought milk may contain genetic fragments of H5N1 bird flu virus, but a former surgeon genera…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Bird flu could jump to humans any day. A former surgeon general says it feels like 2020 again.

H5N1 avian flu virus is spreading in cattle herds. Former surgeon general Jerome Adams, who served …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Standing under a doorway during an earthquake is a common mistake. Here's what to do instead.

During an earthquake, you shouldn't run outside or stand in a doorway. Those myths won't keep you s…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Outgoing CDC director says the US is not prepared for the next pandemic because parts of the public health system still use 'old fax machines'

Outgoing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned about wha…

Katie Hawkinson   


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Multiple cases of eye syphilis detected in Michigan, CDC reports

From March to July of 2022, health experts in Michigan found a cluster of ocular syphilis cases con…

Sebastian Cahill   


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Doctors are now prescribing doxy-PEP, a morning-after pill that helps prevent STIs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis

There's now a morning-after pill called doxy-PEP that has been shown to help reduce the risk of STI…

Kelly Burch   


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Vaccine hesitancy is a problem for dogs too, study finds

Some dog owners are concerned about the risks of getting their animals vaccinated, according to a n…

Polly Thompson   


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CDC: COVID shots for babies and young kids can begin

COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and from Moderna are now available to babies as little as 6 months ol…

Hilary Brueck   


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The CDC recommends a booster shot for 5-11s as new Omicron subvariants emerge

Most kids haven't even had their first COVID-19 shot yet. Public health experts are concerned they'…

Hilary Brueck   


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US surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins

At the federal and state level, mask mandates have been relaxed and the US has fully vaccinated 66%…

Azmi Haroun   


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CDC says 5 kids have died and 109 have been sickened in connection with the mysterious hepatitis outbreak

The CDC says the hepatitis cases, while still rare, are baffling disease detectives because they're…

Hilary Brueck   


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A tick bite gave me Alpha-gal syndrome. Now, I'm allergic to meat and its byproducts and only eat 1 meal a day.

A lone star tick bite gave me Alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known for causing a meat allergy. But th…

Maiya Focht   


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CDC describes 4 tell-tale physical symptoms of the mysterious liver disease that's spreading among kids in the US and Europe

A new report from the CDC gives details about the first cases diagnosed in the US, all in Alabama. …

Hilary Brueck   


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A mysterious liver disease infecting kids across Europe and the US has now killed at least 1 child

At least 169 hepatitis cases have been diagnosed so far in 11 countries. 17 patients have required …

Hilary Brueck   


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A bird flu outbreak is killing bald eagles and driving up egg prices

Experts are worried about an outbreak of H5N1, a highly contagious flu strain that's dangerous to b…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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The CDC is warning of a mysterious and dangerous rash of liver-injuring hepatitis cases in kids

The CDC is warning healthcare providers that a strange and contagious liver inflammation is spreadi…

Hilary Brueck