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A doctor and nurse confer inside a room used for flu patients at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Ga. The U.S. government's latest flu report, released Friday, showed flu season continued to intensify, with high volumes of flu-related patient traffic in 42 states, up from 39 the week before. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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Brenda Fitzgerald, Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner, and Gov. Nathan Deal respond to questions about Ebola victims at Emory University Hospital and efforts to screen for Ebola in 2014. A report in Politico revealed documents showing several new investments, including in a tobacco company, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Brenda Fitzgerald. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights organization, projected seven words that were allegedly banned from some CDC documents onto the facade of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Human Rights Campaign hide caption

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A report from The Washington Post said the health agency was issued a list of prohibited words from the Trump administration. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

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More than 30,000 people a year are killed by gun violence, including 50 killed near the Los Vegas strip last month where this makeshift memorial stands. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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What If We Treated Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis?

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For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn't Better

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In a new report, the CDC says U.S. doctors are prescribing fewer opioids than they were in 2010, but that overall rates remain high. Donald Gruener/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Opioid Prescriptions Falling But Remain Too High, CDC Says

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The death rate for African-Americans dropped 25 percent over 17 years, but most of that was among people ages 65 and older. Dutchy/Getty Images hide caption

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Death Rate Among Black Americans Declines, Especially For Elderly People

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U.S. authorities are working on an emergency deal to import the yellow fever vaccine Stamaril, which is not currently licensed in the U.S. BSIP/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Amianthus, a variety of asbestos. Exposure to the fibers can cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen. DEA Picture Library/Getty Images/DeAgostini hide caption

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