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UCLA's Dr. Manish Butte still remembers the day almost two years ago when he met a young boy who could barely walk or talk and needed a feeding tube to eat. He was suffering from a life-threatening case of valley fever.
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The profit party is over for Big Pharma except for one category--drugs for autoimmune diseases. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and plaque psoriasis are rare in the adult population but a spate of new ads and self-diagnosing "quizzes" suggest they ar

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The Chinese call it the hundred day cough. In Spanish it is tosferina or “Bark of the Dog.” Pertussis, a.k.a. whooping cough, is a disease that many thought to be a thing of the past, but has been making a comeback for several decades now. In some cases, it has been deadly.

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You’d hope organ donors would be dead beyond any doubt when their organs are harvested, but in his new book, Dick Teresi argues that they may not be dead enough.

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Tips for following the money trail of vaccine exemption legislation in your state.

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More controversy over Avastin, trimming Medicare's behemoth budget, and a Nobel Prize tragedy, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A major new report on vaccinen risks, Steve Jobs' prognosis, Rick Perry's health policies and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Utah County's blogging "asthma mom" offers tips to help people avoid attack triggers. It is a sidebar to the third part of May's series on health disparities in Salt Lake City.

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This story explores how a Utah hospital attempts to slow the revolving door of asthma hospitalizations. It is a sidebar to the third part of May's series on health disparities in Salt Lake City.

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A new study finds that stress doesn't have much effect on fertility treatment, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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