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Sen. Boxer Asking CDC To Investigate Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Affecting Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

doctors

Need To See A Doctor And Don’t Want To Wait? There’s An App For That

Telemedicine is the next wave of medical care. It’s called Doctor on Demand co-founded by Jay McGraw, son of television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw.

02/26/2014

Medical Generic

Polio-Like Illness A Mystery For California Health Officials

A small number of children in California have been afflicted with polio-like illnesses that led to paralysis in one or more limbs.

02/23/2014

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Oregon Officials Hope New Law Leads To More Child Vaccinations

Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.

02/23/2014

Covered California busy

Over 728K Residents Signed Up So Far For Health Coverage Through Covered California

Federal data show that California’s health exchange is more than halfway toward meetings its goal of 1.3 million people signing up for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline.

02/12/2014