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Stomach bug hits new Iowa patients in outbreak linked to salad mix

(Reuters) - A severe stomach illness linked to prepackaged salad has struck two new patients in Iowa, state health officials said on Wednesday, as the bug spread through 16 states. Full story

EHealth jumps as co. reaches deal with government

EHealth's stock rose to its highest point in more than five years on Wednesday, as the online health insurance exchange reached a deal with the federal government that will help enroll tax-subsidy-eligible residents of 36 states in qualified health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Full story

Gwyneth Paltrow: Master Cleanse had me ‘hallucinating’

   The actress and mom of two is known for her fabulous figure and healthy lifestyle, and is now sharing her secrets about how to eat right. She spills the beans on her health routine, her favorite indulgences, and warns against Master Cleanse, a popular juice fast that she says made her sick.

ADP: Private employers add 200,000 jobs this month

A private survey shows U.S. businesses created a healthy 200,000 jobs this month. Full story

Why Large Testes May Be a Sign of Big Heart Problems

Men with large testicles may be at increased risk of heart disease, and a new study from Italy suggests why. Full story

Conn. health exchange board briefed on rates

A review of rates proposed by insurance carriers offering the lowest-cost plans for individuals in Connecticut's new health insurance exchange shows there are narrow differences between the different companies. Full story

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  Stomach illness reported in 15 states

Federal health officials now say at least 372 confirmed cases of cyclospora food poisoning have been reported since mid-June. In Iowa and Nebraska, prepackaged salad mix is being blamed for the outbreak. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Aetna's CEO: 'Health insurers are still relevant'

Aetna's CEO Mark Bertolini discusses Obamacare. "The Affordable Care Act will drive some business, but there is a lot more to do to get health costs under control and Americans insured."

  Spin Cycle: Should restaurants include calorie counts on menus?

The Cycle hosts discuss the practicality of a proposed federal law requiring the number of calories to be included in restaurants with twenty or more locations.

  More downside risk in stocks: Technician

The stock market still needs a real correction to keep things healthy, Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer says.

  7 tips for tackling tummy troubles

Ashley Koff from Prevention magazine tells Kathie Lee and Hoda how to prevent digestive problems by knowing the foods that cause stomach pain, working out more often, and eating more slowly.

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