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3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Laura Hillenbranda s eulogy to Louis Zamperini

Eulogy for Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” Hillenbrand became close friends with the World War II hero during the seven years it took to research the write the book.

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Related Topix: Unbroken, Books, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

7 hrs ago | News Observer

FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema and affects about 24 million people in the U.S. The disease, which is most often caused by smoking, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WKYT

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise in Kentucky

The Office of Drug Control Policy says 230 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013, a 60 percent increase from 2012.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Prison

Sunherald.com

California company recalls food on botulism fears

The California Department of Public Health warned consumers Wednesday to avoid some products from San Clemente-based VR Green Farms.

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Related Topix: Botulism, Health

The Modesto Bee

Toronto mayor Ford orders 5 espressos in video

Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Ford, who left a rehab center for drug and alcohol addiction last month.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Modesto, CA

Prince George Citizen

Two patients seek to launch class-action suit against Montreal hospital

Two women are trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against a Montreal-area hospital which is testing patients who underwent bariatric surgery and might have contracted HIV or hepatitis from an improperly sterilized surgical tool.

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Related Topix: Canada, Hepatitis, Medicine

News Observer

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

How Zac Efron Knew He Needed to Go to Rehab

Last year Zac Efron quietly checked into rehab, though he didn't specify why. Now he's opening up a bit about the experience.

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Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine

New Westminster Newsleader

Stroke patient transfers to Vancouver criticized

Hospitals in Surrey, Abbotsford and New Westminster that are Fraser Health's designated centres to treat stroke victims have so far failed to provide optimum care for them and redirect too many of those patients to Vancouver instead.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Canada

WCTV Tallahassee

1 Dead, 1 Sickened from Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Sarasota County, FL, Sarasota, FL, Cholera, Health, Life, Food, Seafood

Click Orlando

Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Hemorrhoids, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Washington Post

WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare, US Politics, US News

Salisbury Journal

Middle-age drinking 'hits memory'

Scientists questioned 6,542 American middle-adults about their past alcohol consumption and assessed their mental abilities over a period of eight years.

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Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Law.com

D.C. Circuit Rejects Tax Challenge to Obamacare

Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, Health Insurance

Windsor Beacon

New study identifies why some deal with stress better

Researchers say a specific electrical pattern in the brain of otherwise genetically identical mice can predict how well they will cope with stress.

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Related Topix: Depression, Duke University

NewsOK.com

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

You now have an easier online to way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health

News Observer

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, US Supreme Court

CBS Local

Md. Schools Get $10.7M Grant To Study STDs

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.

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Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skinSurgeon general: Stop ...

Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop - seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine

Northern Michigan News

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

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