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  • Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. About 198 out…

  • How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

    Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. In the…

  • Milk does a body good? A look at the science

    NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? While the government urges milk…

  • AbbVie reports better-than-expected 4Q on Humira sales

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday because of double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira. Sales of Humira increased 10.6 percent to $3.36…

  • Obama calls on Congress to fund ‘precision medicine’ studies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes. Obama wants $215…

  • Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder

    CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita says the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder. Mikita’s family issued a statement Friday saying the 74-year-old is “facing some…

  • Baltimore health officials confirm baby doesn’t have measles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Health Department says testing has confirmed that a baby does not have the measles. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen says the department was “fairly certain” the possible measles case…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment

    SUGE KNIGHT-DEADLY ACCIDENT Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run (Stations: ‘Suge’ is pronounced like the first syllable of ‘sugar’) WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say rap mogul Suge (shug) Knight has…

  • Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana’s coast. More than 1,200…

  • Tips to keep winter from ruining your skin

    WASHINGTON — Winter can be the toughest time of year for your skin. “Winter does us a double whammy,” says Dr. Howard Brooks, a dermatologist in D.C. The cold dry air outside combines with the heated…

  • Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t…

  • Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the…

  • Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t…

  • Richard Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

    PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Sherman doesn’t seem worried about…

  • Anderson Silva returns at UFC 183 with his broken leg healed

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Silva is a promising young boxer, and that doesn’t please his famous father one bit. Even while sitting amid speed bags, wrestling mats and mixed martial arts cages in his…