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Same Hospital And Insurer, But The Bill For His Second Jaw Procedure Was $24,000 More

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| To realign the man's jaw and ease his chronic pain and high blood pressure, he would need two operations, the surgeon said. Both procedures went well, but the patient was shocked by the second bill.

Many Kids Have Missed Routine Vaccines, Worrying Doctors As School Starts

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The pandemic has meant many kids have put off doctor visits and recommended shots. Experts worry that means some pockets of the U.S. are now more vulnerable to outbreaks of measles and meningitis.

A Salmonella Outbreak Has Spread To 17 States And It's Linked To Italian Meats

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating two salmonella outbreaks that are tied to Italian meats like the ones often found on charcuterie boards.

J&J Says A Booster Shot For Its Vaccine After 6 Months May Have Big Benefits

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Johnson & Johnson said that when it gave study participants a second jab after six months, their antibody levels were nine times higher than they were 28 days after a first dose of the COVID vaccine.

She's Now A Millionaire Because She Got Vaccinated

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Michigan resident Christine Duval won $2 million as part of a sweepstakes campaign in the state to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Best Face Masks For Kids? Focus On Comfort And A Snug Fit

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This year, face masks are on most parents' list of back-to-school supplies. But which ones are most effective? Here's how to choose the right one for your child.

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

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The approval replaces the emergency use authorizations granted last December and could make it easier for employers, the military and universities to mandate vaccination.

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Many ERs Fail People Who Struggle With Addiction. These New Approaches Might Help

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Starting treatment for addiction in the emergency room greatly improves the chances recovery will last, experts say. Cutting red tape, hiring advocates and Uber vouchers can all make a difference.

A Texas Lab Performs Crucial Testing For Pfizer's COVID Vaccine

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The lab has access to a high-security facility that Pfizer needed to prove its COVID-19 vaccine was working. Now the scientists there are testing the vaccine's effectiveness against viral variants.

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