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Feds move forward with menthol cigarette ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The federal government moved to ban menthol cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday its plan to propose regulations banning Menthol flavoring from cigarettes and to remove menthol and fruity flavors from small cigars. Anti-smoking advocates say …

Winter blowout impacting vaccine rollout

(CNN) – Millions of people across the country have seen Mother Nature’s worst up close with icy roads, power outages and dangerously low temperatures. But even as the storm moves northeast, its impact is still being felt in a big way as …

Biden opens ACA enrollment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – HealthCare.gov is now open for millions of Americans who need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Biden administration launched a special enrollment period Monday to allow people to obtain health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. The …

Flu season, the best it’s been in years

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Some good news during the pandemic, this year’s flu season is significantly better than years past. Jackson County Public Health says it’s because so many are taking the necessary precautions. Typically flu season runs from October through April. Jackson …