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VA Secretary Confirms Florida Hospital Investigation

Posted On June 27, 2014

(Gainesville, FL) -- With two deaths attributed to delays at Florida's Malcom Randall VA Hospital, the facility is now under a federal investigation. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson came to Gainesville Thursday to say he's pushing for change. That includes contacting thousands of local veterans who were on wait lists and extending working hours…

Scientists Retrace Anthrax Breach

Posted On June 27, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta continue investigating a breach in safety procedures for handling anthrax. Researchers at the CDC are retracing events that led to the possible exposure of more than 80 employees. Earlier this month, researchers in a high-security lab at the CDC mistakenly sent…

UN Report: Cannabis-Related Health Problems Increasing In U.S.

Posted On June 27, 2014

(Undated) -- The number of Americans being treated for problems related to the use of marijuana or hashish is on the rise. A new United Nations report says this trend may be due to the fact that levels of the mind-altering chemical THC in seized cannabis crops have gone up. The THC level rose from…

Heat Rash Season Is Here

Posted On June 27, 2014

(Undated) -- With the summer sun beating down, both kids and adults are at risk of heat rash. Pediatrician Emma Raizman with Cleveland Clinic says the risk is worst on hot and humid days.   Heat rash occurs when excessive sweat leaks into tissue surrounding the sweat glands and causes irritation. Doctor Raizman says the…

National HIV Testing Day

Posted On June 27, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Today is National HIV Testing Day. Amy Lansky with the Centers for Disease Control says testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has the virus that causes AIDS.   The CDC says one in six people don't know they have HIV. Over one-million people are currently living with…