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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions…

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The grossest health concerns of summer

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

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Low radiation x-ray system debuts

Thousands of Central Florida kids with spine, hip and leg conditions will benefit from a new x-ray system at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

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The results are in: U.S. still fat

Two-thirds of Americans' scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Patient safety evaluated at Florida hospital

The nation's largest accrediting agency for hospitals is evaluating "patient safety-related events at St. Mary's Medical Center" in Florida, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open heart surgeries from 2011-2013.

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UN: Pot use on the rise in America

Marijuana consumption is up in the United States -- and so is the potency of the pot.

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86 Alabama kids take ill, health officials investigate

Hospitals treated 86 children with similar symptoms in Montgomery, Alabama, this week, prompting worries of an outbreak.

They complained of nausea, vomiting and other digestive troubles, the Department of Public Health said. Thirty children were…

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Controversial California vaccine bill advances

The California House passed a proposal that would outlaw a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

The controversial proposal now returns to the Senate, which must approve amendments for…

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Man killed by flesh-eating bacteria

A mother is warning swimmers about the potentially deadly waters in the Gulf of Mexico after her son died from a flesh-eating bacteria.

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Is Alzheimer's preventable?

One thing everyone agrees on: There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.

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