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Key direction from the CDC on how to protect emergency responders came after the first American case and the exposure of at least one firefighter. It’s yet another example of a fragmented and halting response at the highest levels of government. Read more»

Marijuana 'edibles' for sale at Green Essentials, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Mar. 5, 2014.

A reporter returns to his hometown and confronts the new reality of legalized marijuana: "I found that a place settled by the Gold Rush is now mad about reefer." Read more» 1

A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month — a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals. Read more»

Without autopsies, diagnostic errors go undiscovered, opportunities are lost to learn about the effectiveness of medical treatments and the progression of diseases and inaccurate information winds up on death certificates, undermining the reliability of crucial health statistics. Read more» 1

Heart Check America, a company selling body scans with the promise that they can identify serious health problems, has come under fire from patients and regulators.

A reporter gets an unusual offer from Heart Check America, a chain of scanning clinics that bypasses doctors and is drawing increased consumer complaints and heightened scrutiny from regulators. Read more»