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3 hrs ago | The Republic

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

CDC: Little risk to US seen from Ebola outbreak in Africa; 2 American aid workers infected

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Control Group

4 hrs ago | News10.net

Running of any length or speed reduces risk of death

Whether they run 30 minutes a week or two hours a week, runners have a 30% lower risk of death than non-runners.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, Cardiology

8 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Tonsillectomy for sleep apnea may trigger weight gain

Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Health, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

12 hrs ago | Click Orlando

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, Seizures, Health, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

13 hrs ago | The Independent

50m patients will be 'turned away' from GP surgeries next year, new research claims

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Nursing

17 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Brandon Sun

Virus drugmaker fights back against pediatricians group's limits on medicine use for preemies

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the centre of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Synagis, Palivizumab (generic), Infectious Diseases

The News Tribune

Art project to aid Huntington children's hospital

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced July 18 that the City of Huntington is teaming up with the Hoops Family Children's Hospital and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary to launch a collaborative art initiative.

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Related Topix: Huntington Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

WFAA-TV Dallas

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nursing

Merced Sun-Star

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicare, Health

Myrtle Beach Online

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts.

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Related Topix: Endocrinology, Longmeadow, MA, East Longmeadow, MA, Business News

Windsor Beacon

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers

Merced Sun-Star

Teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars'

Faith Brown poses for a portrait next to a photograph of herself in her room in Brooksville, Fla., Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Brooksville, FL, Oncology

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Fort Worth, TX

Sunherald.com

Husson University wins nurse practitioner grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration is awarding the grant to the School of Nursing at the Bangor campus.

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Related Topix: Nursing

Washington Times

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

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Related Topix: Health, Influenza, Epidemiology

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Privacy

Bellingham Herald

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O'Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Cherry Hill, NJ, Health, Franklinville, NJ, Chiropractic

The Island Packet

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The Arizona state prison is shown where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Florence, AZ, Death Penalty, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

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