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Lawsuit accuses Kleenex maker Kimberly-Clark of polluting a town with PFAS chemicals

Kimberly-Clark says it does not use so-called "forever chemicals" in its U.S. consumer products, and plans to “vigorously” defend itself against the allegations.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Products Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Products Ahead Of Earnings Figures
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CVS to pay Ohio $1.5 million in penalties over understaffing, other pharmacy safety issues

The pharmacy giant settled 27 cases resulting from state inspections, paying the largest fine in state history and agreeing to implement new policies to protect patient health.
CVS Health Corp. Locations As Amazon Threat Causes Shakeout In Health-Care Industry
CVS Health Corp. Locations As Amazon Threat Causes Shakeout In Health-Care Industry
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Outages from Change Healthcare cyberattack causing financial 'mess' for doctors

Change Healthcare's parent company?discovered that a cyber threat actor breached part of its network, according to?an SEC filing.?
UnitedHealth Group Headquarters As They Take on CVS With Walgreens Deal
UnitedHealth Group Headquarters As They Take on CVS With Walgreens Deal
4d ago

Former University of Michigan player Craig Roh dies at 33 of stage 4 colon cancer

Roh was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2022 and kept his diagnosis and treatment quiet.
Notre Dame v Michigan
Notre Dame v Michigan

Tweens are using viral skin care products meant for adults and winding up with painful results

Retinoids and hydroxy acids are common ingredients in trendy skin care products, but they can irritate young skin.
Photo Illustration: A teen reaches for complicated skincare against the background of a stormy sky
Photo Illustration: A teen reaches for complicated skincare against the background of a stormy sky

Toxic chemicals in pizza boxes and popcorn bags no longer used in food packaging, FDA says

PFAS may be linked to serious health problems, including cancer, birth defects and immune system suppression.
Pizza is delivered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 4, 2023.
Pizza is delivered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 4, 2023.

CDC recommends spring Covid booster for older adults

People 65 and older should get another shot to protect against the virus, the agency said Wednesday.
A pharmacist delivers a COVID-19 booster shot in Chicago
A pharmacist delivers a COVID-19 booster shot in Chicago

Using marijuana as little as once per month is linked to higher risk of heart attack and stroke

The new study is among the largest to show a connection between marijuana and cardiovascular health in people who don’t also smoke tobacco.
A customer smokes marijuana at the Lowell Cafe, a cannabis lounge in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 1, 2019.
A customer smokes marijuana at the Lowell Cafe, a cannabis lounge in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 1, 2019.

Parents of children who ate lead-tainted applesauce describe how kids are doing months later

There is no safe level of lead for children. But how long — and how much — lead exposure it takes before a child develops issues remains an open question.?
safety recall apple sauce
safety recall apple sauce

What it's actually like to get measles

With 35 measles cases already confirmed in the U.S. this year, doctors and people who've gotten the disease describe how severe it can be for kids.
Little girl with measles
Little girl with measles

Eye ointments sold at CVS and Walmart recalled due to concerns over sterility

The products are sold under the brand names Equate, CVS Health and AACE Pharmaceuticals. No infections or injuries have been reported.
Equate Style Lubricant Eye Ointment box
Equate Style Lubricant Eye Ointment box

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