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Why Nation’s Top Doc say Ebola won’t spread US

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Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are frightened.

The nation’s top infectious diseases expert says it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about a virus that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.

“People who are scared, I say, `We don’t take lightly your fear. We respect it. We understand it,'” said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
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Your medical plan is facing an unexpected new fee. It’s to help cover people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

The $63-per-head fee – buried in a recent regulation -will hit health plans serving an estimated 190 million Americans, mostly workers and their families. It’s payable starting in 2014.
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Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

Osbourne told Hello! magazine that “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me.”

The 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge, who had colon cancer a decade ago, said that without the surgery, “the odds are not in my favor.”
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As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Virtually every American will be affected by the outcome, due this summer in the heat of the election campaign. View full article »

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Cost estimates for a key part of President Obama’s health care overhaul law have ballooned by $111 billion from last year’s budget, and a senior Republican lawmaker on Friday demanded an explanation.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., wants to know by Monday why the estimated ten-year cost of helping millions of middle-class Americans buy health insurance has jumped by about 30 percent.  View full article »

X17online.com

Demi Moore surrounds herself with young people and eats next to nothing in a desperate effort to “stay young and skinny,” sources tell People magazine.

In this week’s cover story, the celebrity weekly says Moore was on a party binge when friends called 911 on January 23 saying the actress was having convulsions after smoking an unidentified substance. View full article »

TheBlaze

“If you know what’s good for you — which we‘re being told we don’t — you’ll let the government stick its finger further into the food market and make some healthy choices for you. If we don’t, a recent study warns, 50 percent of our population will be obese by 2030. And that’s apparently bad for our economy.

If I were John Stossel, I would say, “Give me a break.” View full article »

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