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The slaying of Dr. Teresa Sievers was as mystifying as it was gruesome: After she didn't show up for work one day last June, a worried colleague found the petite redhead's body, bloodied and mutilated, face-down in her kitchen, with 17 crescent-shaped indentations on her head.

Someone, according to documents, bashed her with a hammer.

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Authorities in Florida have charged a woman with intentionally poisoning a girl in her care by making her take excessive amounts of iron supplements, damaging her liver, court records show.

The Obama administration says about 1 million new consumers have signed up for 2016 coverage under the president's health care law.

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As part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they're far short.

Congressional Republicans are a step away from acquiring what they consider a political cudgel for next year's elections: A veto by President Barack Obama of legislation devastating his health care law and Planned Parenthood.

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Republicans are pushing toward Senate approval of legislation demolishing President Barack Obama's signature health care law and halting Planned Parenthood's federal money, setting up a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but thinks will delight conservative voters.

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The makers of a breakthrough hepatitis drug put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that’s become a symbol of the excessive cost of medications, Senate investigators said Tuesday.

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State investigators say there's no evidence Planned Parenthood in Florida purchased or sold human organs or tissue.

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With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

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The state of Florida is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Seminole Tribe.

As criticism of soaring prescription drug prices in the U.S. grows, global spending on medicines is expected to rise 3 percent to 6 percent annually for the next five years, according to a new forecast from IMS Health.

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President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his record Tuesday as senators pressed him about rising drug prices, slow approval times for new drugs and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

Florida hospitals paid for $1.5 billion in health costs for uninsured and underinsured patients last year.

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A Florida International University dean will lead a study on the effects of lead exposure on children's mental health thanks to a nearly $3 million grant.

You know that auto insurance commercial, the one with the talkative gecko promising you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers?

It turns out something like that is happening with the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

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Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease.

The price of drugs is the public’s top health care concern in opinion polls, and the 2016 presidential candidates are increasingly paying attention. The federal Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public forum this week to examine the high cost of new drugs for difficult diseases.

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Striving for better quality and more predictable costs, Medicare on Monday launched a major payment change for hip and knee replacements, the most common inpatient surgery for its 55 million beneficiaries.

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Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care.

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Animal rights activists applauded SeaWorld's plans to end its orca shows at its San Diego park but said the company should phase out its captivity of killer whales altogether.

A long-running legal battle over the fate of Florida's political landscape is going back before the state Supreme Court.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who loudly opposed a medical marijuana measure that appeared on the 2014 ballot, is staying on the sidelines this time around.

The majority owner of Dade Medical College has pleaded guilty to charges that he made over $159,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

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A former aide says Rhea Chiles, the widow of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, has died.

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The Supreme Court is wading into its fourth dispute over President Barack Obama's 5-year-old health care overhaul.

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Nearly 11,000 rape kits have not been tested in Florida, according to statistics released by the state Tuesday, mirroring backlogs at law enforcement agencies nationwide because of a lack of funding.

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The body of a missing 18-month-old boy from Tampa has been found in a South Florida canal.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Vihaan Pullamsetti's body was spotted Monday morning in Weston, which is west of Fort Lauderdale.

Officials say the child went missing from a relative's apartment in Weston on Sunday afternoon. Deputies, bloodhounds and helicopters assisted neighbors and family members in a large-scale search for the child.

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Health officials say a kindergartner in Palm Beach County has died of bacterial meningitis.

The government's insurance website is faster and easier to use, but as a third sign-up season gets underway, President Barack Obama's health care law is approaching limits.

Medicare said last week it will pay doctors to help patients plan what kind of care they want at the end of life, an idea more broadly accepted than six years ago, when it touched off a political uproar about “death panels.”

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