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Hospital ratings differ on best and worst

Rating systems used to judge hospitals often come to very different conclusions.

‘A bum year’ for flu shot

The CDC revises its estimate of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward to 18%.

C-diff blamed for 15,000 deaths a year

A nasty intestinal bug,  Clostridium difficile, sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought.

Preventing peanut allergies

Exposing infants to peanuts helped prevent an allergy, a study finds.

800,000 given wrong tax info

About 800,000 healthcare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government.

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