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More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, acco...
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Yogurt Sales Show US Breakfast Culture is Changing

What’s eating yogurt? Despite shelves full of new varieties — from Icelandic to Australian to coconut-based — U.S. yogurt sales are in a multiyear slump. Yogurt companies are confident that more new products...
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CVS Stops Sale of Heartburn Drugs With Suspect Contaminant

CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and the store generic version after warnings by U.S. health regulators. CVS said customers who bought Zantac products can return them for a refund. The retailer will continue to sell other heartburn...
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AMOR Wellness Center Aims to Make Mendota a Healthier City

MENDOTA — Mendota residents who need to see a doctor or specialist now might have to travel 40 miles to the nearest hospital or specialty care clinic, but that's about to change. Health care and other social services will be provided in the AMOR Wellness Ce...
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US to Set up Plan Allowing Prescription Meds From Canada

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a way for Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of refusals by health authorities amid a public outcry over high ...