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Memorial Day and How to Avoid Holiday Dangers

stokkete/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road to spend time with family and friends during Memorial Day and celebrate the unofficial kick-off of the summer season. Unfortunately, the season also means higher rates of injuries, according to experts. To make sure you can enjoy your long weekend and stay safe, here are a few tips on how to stay safe and enjoy the summer season. Grilling Grilling and barbecues can be an important signal that summer has finally returned, but...
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How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks

snowflock/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. An now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl. But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have led to human infections in other parts of the globe, experts said. There are multiple strains of the virus in the H5 family affecting birds -- nearly...
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How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks

snowflock/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. And now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl. But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have led to human infections in other parts of the globe, experts said. There are multiple strains of the virus in the H5 family affecting birds -- nearly...
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Florida Investigating Allegations Dentist Performed Unnecessary Procedures to Collect on Medicaid

Fuse/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The Florida State Attorney General's Office is investigating a dentist for Medicaid fraud after a group of parents alleged that he performed unnecessary and painful procedures on their children, ABC News has learned. Dr. Howard Schneider, 78, has been practicing dentistry in Jacksonville since the 1960s. Authorities are investigating whether he collected millions of dollars in Medicaid payments for unwanted, unmerited procedures. Brandi Motley says she took her 6-year-old daughter, Bri’el, in for a routine single-tooth extraction, but that the surgery took three...
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