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Questions abound as health care enrollment begins

...see what's available that they might be eligible for," he said.Though open enrollment starts Tuesday, federal health officials said they don't expect a rush in the first weeks or months. Judging by enrollment in other programs, people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-28/questions-abound-health-care
CDC blame's man's death on TB outbreak

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Federal health officials say the death of a 79-year-old man earlier this year is linked to the outbreak of tuberculosis at a Greenwood County school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-16/cdc-blames-mans-death-tb-outb
Feds 'working with' Georgia even as plans drop out of exchange

...health care reform next year have dropped out, Georgia's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday.A top federal health official said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is "working closely with" Georgia officials on a request...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-31/feds-working-georgia-even-pl
Georgia sees salmonella rise

...Journal-Constitution, fly in the face of promises by state and federal health officials to improve food safety following national salmonella...butter, sickened more than 600 people.State and federal health officials don't know why Georgia's rate of reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-08/georgia-sees-salmonella-rise
CDC chief picks 6 'winnable battles' in health

...Stanton Glantz, a University of California-San Francisco expert on the health effects of smoking. Other top federal health officials have not been as specific. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, the government's chief health educator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-09-30/cdc-chief-picks-6-winnable-b
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Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates

...organization.An influential recent study released last year estimated that obesity-related medical costs have reached $147 billion, or about 9 percent of total medical costs. That study has been cited by federal health officials.___

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-10-15/study-obesity-care-costs-twi
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Week in review

...than 125 products have been recalled in a salmonella-and-peanuts investigation that keeps getting bigger, federal health officials said. Thursday WASHINGTON: Breaking forcefully with Bush anti-terrorism policies, President Obama ordered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-01-25/week-review
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Business news

...share, based on TNT's 534.2 million outstanding shares.Diet pill still faces doubts from FDAWASHINGTON - Federal health officials say they still have safety concerns about an experimental diet pill from drugmaker Vivus Inc., as the company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-02-17/business-news
Oxendine targets Barnes in Ga. governor's race

...thousands of Georgians who cannot get health insurance because of a previous illness or injury," Carpenter said.Federal health officials said they will run a coverage program in the state if Georgia doesn't take part.Oxendine said Monday that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
Seasonal flu shot in short supply locally

...More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday. Sixty million people have gotten the winter flu vaccine. Part of it is because of supply nationwide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/24/met_553116.shtml
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