Doctor eases Somali-American community vaccine fears amid Minnesota measles outbreak

Weeks into Minneapolis' worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, public health experts are still struggling to get some families in the Somali community to vaccinate their children. Currently, 51 people have been infected with measles in Minnesota, 46 of whom are Somali-Americans. For years,
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Teen student drinking at 25-year low, but binge drinking persists, CDC says

Teen drinking appears to have reached a new low, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percent of teens who reported drinking at least one drink per month dropped from 50.8 percent in 1991 to just 32.8 percent in 2015. However, those who reported
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Hanford nuclear site incident raises questions about health, cancer risks

The breach of a tunnel that houses contaminated radioactive materials at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has drawn attention to potential risks around nuclear radiation exposure, including cancer concerns long-cited in the surrounding community, which has dubbed the scar left behind following thyro
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Under ‘Trumpcare,’ women battling metastatic cancer worry they’ll be seen as ‘lost cause’

Amanda Petersen wants people to know that having metastatic breast cancer doesn't define her. The 40-year-old West Virginia native is also a wife, a stepmother, a proud aunt and an advocate who works to support other people with terminal cancer. Part of the freedom to define herself, she said, has
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People share ‘pre-existing health condition’ stories after House passes health care bill

Twitter users concerned about the bill passed the House to repeal and replace Obamacare are sharing their personal health stories on Twitter under the hashtag #IamaPreexistingCondition. The hashtag started to trend hours after Republicans in the House narrowly pushed through the American Health Ca
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