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    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan

    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to it. But ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50

    New Advice: Skip Mammograms in 40s, Start at 50
    NEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. Also, the task force said breast self-exams do no good and women shouldn't be taught to do them. For most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure

    Report: US Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure
    WASHINGTON - A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease - a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Monday that even though nearly one in three adults has hypertension, and it's on the rise, fighting it apparently has fallen ...
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
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    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest

    Birth Center's Possible Demise Ignites Protest
    A proposal to cease all deliveries at the North Shore Birth Center in Beverly - one of only two hospital-affiliated centers statewide that offer natural birth options - has ignited a passionate protest from women across the region. With a debate and potential vote by Beverly Hospital's board of trustees expected Tuesday morning, women have been picketing the hospital, circulating fliers, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Suspended for Secretly Working 2 Full-Time Jobs 150 Miles Apart

    Nurse Suspended for Secretly Working 2 Full-Time Jobs 150 Miles Apart
    A nurse who worked two full-time jobs at separate NHS hospitals 150 miles apart was today suspended from nursing for a year. Athene Baiete-Coker worked at both the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff and for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London for almost 12 months. When the two jobs became too much after about three months, ...
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    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?

    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?
    The New York Times reports, oddly in their Home and Garden section, that there is an increasing number of women choosing to give birth at home because they feel more comfortable in their homes instead of the hospital. Julie Scelfo writes: “Home births have been around as long as humans, but since the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of American women have ...
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    Researchers Find More American Women May Be Obese Than Thought

    Researchers Find More American Women May Be Obese Than Thought
    One-half of white women and more than two-thirds of Hispanic women in the United States may be obese by an international standard, researchers said. Lead author Dr. Mahbubur Rahman of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston said current U.S. National Institutes of Health body mass index values may not account for ethnic differences, and almost half of the reproductive-age ...
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    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older

    Mexico City to Give Out Viagra to Men 70 and Older
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness." City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said Thursday that the government will start handing out doses of one or ...
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    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine

    Researchers Complete Windows-Smartphone Ultrasound Machine
    Soon your cell phone will be able to see your babies and innards When the iPhone OS v3.0 came out, there was talk of medical peripherals at Apple's presentation. While such thoughts might strike some as odd, the prospect of medical devices attached to smartphones is becoming increasingly considered. A pair of computer engineers at Washington University has developed a USB-based ...
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    Gender Issues Worsen Iraq's Medical Woes

    Gender Issues Worsen Iraq's Medical Woes
    SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq — This part of Iraq, says Dr. Ayad al-Hadithy, is so conservative that a man would rather have his pregnant wife die in labor than be touched by a male nurse or doctor. It's just one of the difficulties faced by U.S. and Iraqi officials as they struggle to nurse the war-ravaged province of Anbar back to health. One ...
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    Minn. Cancer Patient Back Home, Faces Court Date

    Minn. Cancer Patient Back Home, Faces Court Date
    NEW ULM, Minn. — A 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who spent a week on the run to avoid forced chemotherapy faced a court hearing Tuesday to determine the boy's medical fate. Daniel and his mother, Colleen, arrived back in Minnesota on a chartered jet early Monday after sparking a nationwide search. Brown County court officials said a custody hearing ...
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    Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Denying Son Meds

    Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Denying Son Meds
    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A woman accused of withholding cancer treatment from her autistic son by not filling prescriptions and misleading his doctors pleaded not guilty Monday to an attempted murder charge in the 9-year-old boy's death. A prosecutor outlined the allegations against Kristen LaBrie, but offered no details on her alleged motive in repeatedly failing to follow doctors' instructions in ...
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    AMA Plans One-Stop Electronic Shopping for Docs

    AMA Plans One-Stop Electronic Shopping for Docs
    CHICAGO - The American Medical Association is developing a Web-based service offering doctors electronic prescribing, up-to-date reference material and other resources. The idea is to make it easier for physicians to adopt technology President Obama is promoting for health care reform, to streamline their workload, and improve patient care. [widget:newsarticlepolitics] The service is being pilot-tested, and will be offered to doctors ...
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    Wash. State has First Death Under New Suicide Law

    Wash. State has First Death Under New Suicide Law
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 66-year-old woman with terminal cancer has become the first person to die under Washington state's new assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Friday. Linda Fleming, of Sequim, died Thursday night after taking drugs prescribed under the "Death with Dignity" law that took effect in March, said Compassion & Choices of Washington. The organization says Fleming was ...
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    Researchers Find Synthetic Protein Which May Help Prevent Spread of Cancer

    Where it concerns medical research in the scope of battling one of humanity's most pervasive and deadly diseases like cancer, new nano and macroparticle treatments have been seeing the lion's share of spotlight. DailyTech has reported on several of these advances and inventions, from the tiny cell-exploding carbon nanotube to advanced lipid-based drug and imaging delivery systems. However, while these are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'

    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts man who received the nation's second face transplant asked for a mirror four days after the operation. "I just wanted to see what the new Jim looked like," James Maki said in an interview with The Boston Globe published Thursday, his first public statements since the April 9 procedure. Maki stared in wonder and told the ...
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    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix

    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix
    SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A state investigative report said a surgeon performed an appendectomy on the same patient twice after he mistakenly removed a piece of fatty tissue instead the first time. The Star Tribune reported that the surgeon realized his mistake two days after the first operation after a hospital pathologist reported what was removed was "not an appendix." [widget:newsarticleoffbeat] The ...
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    Mass. Town Takes Steps to Trim Fat (Really), Healthcare Costs

    Mass. Town Takes Steps to Trim Fat (Really), Healthcare Costs
    Kelle Shugrue's 7-year-old son eats fresh fruit and vegetables at his public school, rides his bike along neighborhood paths and walked to school last week as part of a community effort to get kids moving. The Shugrue family lives in Somerville, Mass., a Boston suburb hailed by health advocates for its seven-year investment in programs fighting childhood obesity and encouraging healthful ...
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    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated

    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated
    LONDON – One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed breast cancer trends at least seven years before and after government-run screening programs for breast cancer started in parts of Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway and Sweden. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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