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Health Washington only behind Calif., N.Y. in health care sign-ups Washington only behind Calif., N.Y. in health care sign-ups
Washington state has signed more people up for health insurance than any state other than New York and California since open enrollment for health care reform began Oct. 1, according to new federal statistics released on Wednesday.
Health US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs
The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans - one-third of all adults - to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Health Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids
Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?

In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children - something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.
Health Recall expanded for Garden-Fresh Foods chicken, ham Recall expanded for Garden-Fresh Foods chicken, ham
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee-based Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is recalling 50 more tons of chicken and ham products over concerns of possible listeria contamination, its third recall in two months.

The latest recall was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Health 10 foods that will keep you healthy this fall 10 foods that will keep you healthy this fall(Photo Gallery)
It’s not all about pumpkin pie and spiced lattes when the cold weather rolls in. Fall brings with it a lot of healthy, nutritious foods that can keep your energy up and your waistline slim. Dr. Mary Jones-Verboski, a dietician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, shares some of the fall foods you and your family can proudly indulge in this season.
Health Poll: Health care exchange rollout gets poor reviews Poll: Health care exchange rollout gets poor reviews
The government's new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out.
Health USDA issues health alert on some chicken sold in Washington
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California as an estimated 278 people have fallen ill in the past six months.
Health 10 things you may not know about flu shots 10 things you may not know about flu shots
The message is out in full force: You need to get a flu shot! But when should you get it? And which vaccine is best?

We spoke with Dr. Ari Gilmore from PacMed’s Beacon Hill Clinic about some of the most common questions patients ask about the flu vaccine.
Health Health exchange website hits snag on first day Health exchange website hits snag on first day
The website for Washington state's new health exchange got off to a rough start, with reports of people being unable to get into the site or complete their application leading officials to take the site offline shortly after it went live.