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12 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

Newindpress

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

WASHINGTON: A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Messenger Newspapers

'Modest running' can boost health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, research has shown.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease

Turnto10.com

Chafee holding ceremony to sign breast density bill

The Dense Breast Notification and Education Act passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of dense breast tissue and a suggestion that additional screening may be beneficial to some.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer

The Jackson Sun

The Situation agrees to anger management classesThe Situation agrees...

The Situation agrees to anger management classes The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2014/07/28/situation-agrees-anger-management-classes/13281901/ FILE - This Sept.

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Related Topix: Anger Management, Middletown, NJ

The Modesto Bee

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Social Security, Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

WAPT-TV Jackson

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Seizures, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

Cybercast News Service

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Fasting

Hampshire Chronicle

Parkinson's treatment could change

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson's could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease

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