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Photo Credit: Cristina Arias, Getty Images
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Johnson & Johnson Projects Aim to Spot Who Will Get a Disease

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine being able to identify people likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop it before it starts.

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Baby With Rare, Devastating Skin Disease Can’t Be Touched

This just might break your heart. Eight-week-old Kiira Kinkle, of Lincoln, California, suffers from a rare condition in which her skin blisters or tears off at the most delicate of touches.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino (original photo digitally altered)
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino (original photo digitally altered)
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Are You Afraid of Ebola?

Are you afraid of Ebola?  If so, how would you characterize your fear?

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Whooping Cough Spikes In ’12, CDC Urges Vaccination

Albany, NY (WIBX) - The number of whooping cough cases in New York is on the rise, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take action against its spread.

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Avery's Bucket List Blog
Avery's Bucket List Blog
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Avery’s Bucket List Blog Raises Awareness of Newborn’s Heart-Wrenching Illness

“Imagine you’ve been diagnosed with an incurable genetic disease and you are told you will not only lose your ability to walk and move your arms, but you will die between now and the next 18 months. What would you do?”

The parents of 5-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati, who’s suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, had to ask themselves this same question. Their answer? Avery’s Bucket List Blog.

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What Disease Could Be Making a Surprise Comeback?

Thought to be eliminated in the US since 2000, the number of measles cases spiked last year to 222, the highest number in 15 years. Not surprisingly, the majority of those affected did not receive the measles vaccine, said a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Gallup: Chronic Diseases Decline in US

The number of chronic disease cases in the United States dropped between 2010 and 2011, according to a recently released Gallup poll.

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