Blessing reaches out to mall walkers with screenings
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Blessing reaches out to mall walkers with screenings

Blessing Physician Services sets up in Quincy Mall every Tuesday morning to catch the walkers who turn out before the stores open. Pacesetters is a program Blessing has sponsored at the mall since 2008 to give people a safe exercise environment.

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
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Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

Mount Sterling boy must recover from stroke before heart transplant
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Mount Sterling boy must recover from stroke before heart transplant

Ali Llewellyn was crossing into the city limits of Mount Sterling, Ill., after a two-hour drive from St. Louis, when her husband, Adam, called about their 2-year-old son, Elliott, who needed a heart transplant.

Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules
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Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws.

Stubborn flu outbreak making resurgence in the Quincy area
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Stubborn flu outbreak making resurgence in the Quincy area

This season's influenza outbreak appeared to be tapering off a little before it came storming back with a vengeance this week in the Quincy area. The flu outbreak is impacting much of the nation and has been blamed for a growing number of deaths.

Flu season shows signs of leveling off
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Flu season shows signs of leveling off

Health officials say this nasty flu season, which has been surging for months, may be leveling off

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Study: Older, less educated at risk in Medicaid changes

A new study suggests the people most likely to lose their coverage under Kentucky's new Medicaid rules are older and in poor health while those most likely to keep their insurance are younger and in better condition

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse
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Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office.

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Sen. Okerlund's health issues trigger leadership changes

Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund is temporarily stepping down from his leadership role because he is being evaluated for possible heart and kidney transplants

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Lawmakers pass $7.5M in spending for women's health

The New Jersey Assembly approved $7.5 million in spending for family-planning and women's health. The Democrat-led Assembly passed the legislation Thursday