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HealthCare.Gov Prepares For Rush With New Workers

Posted On February 09, 2015

(Undated) -- Thousands of new call-center workers are starting today to help people enroll for Obamacare before the deadline. The increase to a 14-thousand person workforce is expected to help with wait times as the February 15th deadline approaches. Anyone who doesn't sign up by the deadline won't be covered this year and could face…

Cardinal Dolan Will Fight Efforts To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Posted On February 09, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he'll fight efforts in New York to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. The Archbishop of New York told the New York "Daily News" that he and the Church will launch an aggressive fight against attempts to legalize the practice. His pronouncement comes just days after three terminally ill patients…

Most People Affected By Measles Outbreak Are Adults

Posted On February 09, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Most of the people affected by the measles outbreak in 15 states are adults. Infectious disease experts, like Dr. Ambreen Khalil of Staten Island University Hospital, says if you don't know whether you've been vaccinated, you should get a measles shot.   The CDC says nine out of ten people exposed…

Dry Lip Tips

Posted On February 09, 2015

(Undated) -- Cold, windy conditions are sure signs of winter, but they're also the perfect recipe for chapped lips. Doctor Melissa Piliang with the Cleveland Clinic says if you're trying to keep your lips moist, don't lick them.   Doctor Piliang suggests using a lip balm that is ointment based. She says this will lock…

The Skinny On Fats

Posted On February 09, 2015

(Undated) -- For decades, we've been told that fats in foods are bad. Medical experts are now having a change of heart. Doctor Steve Nissen with the Cleveland Clinic says the theory hasn't always held up.   Saturated fat has gotten a bad rap. That's the type of fat in meat, whole milk, ice cream…