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Hospital Warning Thousands To Get Children Tested For HIV, Hepatitis After Surgical Equipment Not Sterilized

Seattle Children’s Hospital is offering free blood tests to 12,000 families after discovering surgical equipment at its Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center was not always properly cleaned and sterilized.

08/27/2015

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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Mom Breastfeeds Wrong Baby After Mixup At Hospital

Babies switched for breastfeeding need to then undergo HIV, hepatitis and other tests.

12/18/2012

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Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?

Federal immunization goals remain unmet, the CDC says.

08/27/2012

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Tainted Tattoo Ink Behind Widespread Infections

An outbreak of infected tattoos has led to an unlikely source: the ink. With the growing popularity of tattoos, health officials say they are seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection caused by a common bacteria traced to the ink. In the largest outbreak, 19 people in Rochester, N.Y., ended up with bubbly rashes on their new tattoos, researchers reported Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2012

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CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Screened For Hepatitis C

One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C, and most have no clue.

08/20/2012

Incurable Gonorrhea Threat Forces Drug Change

Gonorrhea just got a little more painful to treat, but at least it’s still treatable.

08/13/2012

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Family Claims Daughter Pierced By Bloody Syringe In Washington Hotel Bed

A family claims their daughter was pierced by a bloody syringe that was left in a hotel bed.

06/06/2012