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In Miami, A Rare Homegrown Case of Dengue Fever

In Miami, A Rare Homegrown Case of Dengue Fever

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ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnoses are on the rise, with nearly one in 10 kids being diagnosed with the condition at some point in their lives. NPR's Scott Hensley examines the just-released CDC data.  

Veterans Health: On Veterans Day, the Atlanta Constitution-Journal's Craig Schneider examines the hurdles many veterans still face in getting the medical and mental health care they need.

Health Data: Ever wonder why hospitals charge so much? Data breaches might be adding to costs eventually passed to patients. A new study estimates that data leaks and identity theft cost U.S. hospitals $6 billion a year, reports Sandra Yin of FierceHealthcare.

Dengue Fever: The Miami Herald's Fred Tasker details the first home-grown case of dengue fever reported in the Miami area in 50 years. The victim has recovered, but the disease was a different strain than another 57 locally acquired cases previously reported in Key West and Broward County.

Prison Health: An infamous Moscow prison might have crappy medical care for its inmates, but at least it's offering them sunbeds

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