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2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pelvis photo victims must show trauma to share $190 million

Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System.

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

Bellingham Herald

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had a public spat Thursday that appeared to jeopardize efforts to agree on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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

KRNV-TV Reno

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.

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Related Topix: Osteopathy, McMechen, WV

Channel3000

Smart people buy generic brands

Nine times out of 10, pharmacists and doctors will buy the generic version of aspirin, rather than a brand-name like Bayer.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Click Orlando

CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reopened, according to the CDC.

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

4029TV.com

Ebola outbreak: Time to test vaccines?

Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Daily Reporter

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Health, Chandler, AZ

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