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Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?

A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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OCHD: Get Kids Fully Vaccinated Before School Starts

Utica, NY (WIBX) -It's almost time for kids to head back to school, and parents are getting a friendly reminder from the Oneida County Health Department about staying up-to-date with vaccinations. 

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FDA Approves Truvada to Help Prevent HIV Infections in Healthy Individuals

On Monday, the FDA approved a groundbreaking drug called Truvada, the first medication shown to prevent HIV in people who have sex with those infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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Survey Outcome Not Reflective Of Oneida County Drs.

Utica, NY (WIBX) - A survey conducted by nonpartisan group Doctor Patient Medical Association, indicates more than eight in ten U.S. doctors have considered leaving their medical practices, over concerns about the healthcare reform law.

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Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For Most Of State

Albany, NY (WIBX) - The Department of Environmental Conservation and State Department of Health have issued an air quality health advisory for our area.

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Medical Breakthrough Can Keep People Alive Even After They’ve Stopped Breathing

Modern medicine has been known to perform the impossible, including resuscitate people on the edge of death. Now doctors will be able to wow us even more since they’ll soon have the ability to keep people alive even if they’ve stopped breathing.

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Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies

As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.

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‘Life-Threatening’ Heat to Hit Much of the US This Summer

You might think it’s hot now, but Mother Nature is just getting started.

Summer this year is set to hit much of the United States hard, according to a series of excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service Thursday.

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What City Has Joined New York in the Quest to Ban Giant Sodas?

Looks like New York City is once again a trend-setter — its proposed ban on large sodas has made Cambridge, MA wonder whether it should follow suit.

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Comedy For A Cure Show To Benefit American Cancer Society

Utica, NY (WIBX) - A group of local comedians want to make you laugh while raising money for a good cause ... The American Cancer Society.

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