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3 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Health, Genetics, Life, Food, Nutrition

6 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Smoking, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

11 hrs ago | ABC News

New Orleans Putting Smoked Butts in a Better Place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Smoking, Health

12 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Hopkins settles pelvic exam suits for $190 million

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world's most prestigious medical centers $190 million in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins Health System, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Suicide

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The investigation by West Virginia health officials found that, prior to November 2013, needles and syringes were reused at Valley Pain Management to administer pain medications and saline solutions, and the same pain medication vial was used for more than one patient, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Ohio ... (more)

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Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis

16 hrs ago | Watford Observer

Hospital trust makes 'biggest investment in IT for more than a generation'

The NHS trust in charge of Watford General has signed a A 25.5 million contract to update its IT systems.

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Related Topix: Nursing, World News, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire County, England,

20 hrs ago | Rock Hill Herald

Atlanta Medical Center hosts job fair for nurses

Officials say the medical center is hosting events Monday and Tuesday at its campuses in Atlanta and East Point.

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Related Topix: Nursing

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Infectious Diseases

This is The West Country

Generic smoking in a car

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health

WKXW-FM Trenton

Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? Being licensed and likable doesn't necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

Efforts to improve Detroit have not idled over the past year as the city put plans in place to restructure billions of dollars in debt during bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies

The Fresno Bee

Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

President Benigno Aquino III's spokesman, Herminio Coloma Jr., said Sunday that the Philippine leader signed the law "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products."

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tri-cityherald.com

Trinity disputes outbreak claims in response

ManorCare alleges in its lawsuit that one Trinity employee who administers phlebotomy services caused the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Health, Hepatitis

Sat Jul 19, 2014

EDGE

Dr. Nikolas Chugay :: Plastic Surgeon and LGBTQ Pioneer

Dr. Nikolas Chugay, with offices in Long Beach and Beverly Hills, is one outstanding surgeon, and the reasons are clear: Experience, understanding of the LGBTQ community, compassion and... did we say experience? Make sure the surgeon you select is qualified, properly trained and certified to perform your procedures.

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Related Topix: Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

The Macon Telegraph

CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closed two Atlanta-area laboratories earlier this month after an incident at one lab could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax last month.

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

Bellingham Herald

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Smoking

Sunherald.com

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

The state's Board of Education has proposed up to 30 exemption days per school every year.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Candy, Leesburg, GA, Lee County, GA

Daily World

Boy recovering after odyssey of illnesses

Their decision saved his life, ultimately making him strong enough to be a candidate for a heart transplant.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Oncology, Lymphoma

EDGE

Summer Anthems of 2014: Which Song Epitomizes the Season for You?

Last year people were dancing the summer away to Icona Pop, because they didn't care and they loved it, and Cher, because she was telling the truth about it being a woman's world.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Icona Pop, Celebrities, Dance, Cher, Hip-Hop, Alcoholism, Health

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