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Kimberly Leonard
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Attended University of Richmond
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Public health officials will need the help of hospitals to track the disease and see where and how it is spreading.
Hospitals rely on regular updates about the virus, as well as the support of public health officials.
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A new type of bacteria discovered in deer ticks has been found to cause Lyme disease in the Midwest. This one causes nausea and vomiting, and the rash shows up splotchy instead of in a "bull's eye" shape. 
The new species has only been identified in the upper Midwest so far, the CDC says.
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The Zika virus may be linked to microcephaly. Some of the same ethical issues are being addressed. 
During the 1960s, rubella caused birth defects in newborns, and researchers rushed to find a vaccine.
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No micrcephaly in Colombia or Suriname. Confirmed.
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Drinking alcohol during a pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. 
More than 3 million women of childbearing age risk harming their developing babies with alcohol.
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The deadline to buy health insurance has passed, but if you live in D.C., California or Maryland you might have more time to avoid the penalty. 
The federal government stuck to its deadline, but some people still may get a reprieve.
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The Urban Institute think thank predicts one outcome on the latest lawsuit against Obamacare -- House v. Burwell. 
An analysis suggests that a ruling against the Obama administration would not be disastrous but would likely frustrate insurers.
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Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. A study shows rates are correlated with cardiovascular health and education levels. 
Over about four decades, dementia rates in a Massachusetts town fell 44 percent – and researchers aren't sure why.
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Health insurance coverage, Americas' views on Obamacare, health care costs -- all these things and more in our explainer. 
<span id="docs-internal-guid-9a8d05c3-9e51-2561-f8f0-613194132149">The Affordable Care Act has faced several challenges. Here’s how it’s doing.</span><br>
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The influenza vaccine is still not widely used. 
As flu season begins, many still choose not to get vaccinated.
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Most women who are trying to get pregnant as soon as possible put down their birth control but neglect to do the same with alcohol – and this behavior can have devastating consequences on their babies’ health.
More than 3 million women of childbearing age risk harming their developing babies with alcohol.
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Records are out for the Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president. 
But a letter from the presidential candidate's physician falls short of the accolades showered on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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Panel recommends doctors screen pregnant women and new moms for depression. #MentalHealth 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released recommendations on pregnant women and new moms.
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Care Reporter, 2014 - present
    I write daily, breaking and long-form stories for our news desk about public health, medical studies, health care reform and the health industry.
  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Producer, 2012 - present
    I write consumer, health-related stories for USNews.com. My stories focus on senior care, hospital trends, Medicare and other health insurance, and pediatric care. I also assist with our rankings projects, including Best Hospitals, Best Children's Hospitals and Best Nursing Homes. Early this year I introduced U.S. News's first regular Twitter chats on health topics, resulting in higher numbers of audience members, reporting material for stories, and opportunities for connecting with hospitals and health care associations.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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