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    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care

    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care
    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order Wednesday setting up a council to oversee changes brought by the new federal health care law and said the measure will extend health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents now without coverage. "It's a very good deal for Michigan and for our health care coverage," said Granholm, a Democrat ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care

    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care
    On Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, health professionals from across the country will share their experiences and discuss a new report on the startling numbers of people struggling without access to basic health care during these tough economic times. The report, Primary Care Access: An Essential Building Block of Health Reform, will reveal that number of "medically disenfranchised" - ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Florida Police Charge Nurse With Stealing Painkillers

    Florida Police Charge Nurse With Stealing Painkillers
    A Waycross nurse has been accused of stealing prescription painkillers from her patients at a Ware County nursing home, then selling the narcotics with help from her boyfriend. Mary Elizabeth Cooper, 46, and Donavan Shawn Musgrove, 42, were arrested as the result of an ongoing investigation by Ware County Sheriff's Office detectives, Sheriff Randy Royal said Monday. Cooper, a licensed practical ...
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    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes

    Push Is on to Tailor Cancer Care to Tumor's Genes
    WASHINGTON – The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in your tumor's genes. Everyone with advanced colon cancer now is supposed to get a genetic test before taking two of the leading treatments. It's a major change adopted by oncologists last month ...
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    Ala. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former health care consultant will serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the Medicare Program. 62-year-old Marie Weller King was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said from Jan. 2002 until approximately Dec. 2006, King admitted creating documents which falsely indicated physicians had approved services provided by her company, King ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention

    Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention
    An ingredient of beer may someday help ward off prostate cancer, new animal experiments suggest. The compound in question, xanthohumol, is found in hops — the bitter flavoring agent in beer — and is known to block the male hormone testosterone, which plays a role in the development of prostate cancer. FORUM: The Cancer-Obesity Link "We hope that one day we ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level

    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level
    Ever wonder exactly how a cell, the basis of all living things works? So do researchers. While scientists have been able to derive a great deal of information about cellular components, what they do and some of the chemical processes that they carry out is poorly understood. Among the biggest puzzles is the cell membrane. The cell membrane is made up ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year

    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year
    LONDON (AP) — Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new report on tobacco use and control, the U.N. agency said nearly 95% of the global population is unprotected by laws banning smoking. WHO said secondhand ...
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    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat

    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat
    Like some 14 million Americans, Debra Crawford, a 58-year-old nurse from Farmington, Fayette County, suffered for years from heartburn, or GERD, the medical acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. At first, she kept it controlled by taking Nexium twice a day. Later, when Nexium started keeping her awake at night, she began taking it earlier in the day and adding Zantac at ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine
    ATLANTA – More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey. It's the first time children's use of such remedies, including acupuncture, meditation, and chiropractic care, has been measured. Adult use of alternative treatments remains about the same as it was in 2002 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study

    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study
    CHICAGO – The dietary supplement ginkgo, long promoted as an aid to memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the longest and largest test of the extract in older Americans. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Home From the Hospital

    Home From the Hospital
    Think going to the hospital is stressful? Try getting discharged. For people preparing to head home, the departure can be just as scary and full of uncertainties as hitting the operating room. One moment you have a team of nurses flying to your bedside if your heart rate rises or your oxygen level falls. Experts are on call around the clock. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill

    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill
    WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate's massive version of the legislation. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death

    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 people in a single day even as relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying of injuries from the Jan. 12 quake for lack of medical care. Clinics have 12-day waiting lists for patients, untreated injuries are festering and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    MS Pills Show Promise and Risk, Studies Say

    MS Pills Show Promise and Risk, Studies Say
    ATLANTA – Tests of the first two oral drugs developed for treating multiple sclerosis show that both cut the frequency of relapses and may slow progression of the disease, but with side effects that could pose a tough decision for patients. Two experts not involved in the studies said the drugs appear effective but with potentially dangerous side effects. It's too ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Meijer Will Settle Pharmacy Case for $3 Million

    Meijer Will Settle Pharmacy Case for $3 Million
    DETROIT - Meijer Inc. will pay $3 million after the Midwest retail chain discovered it had employed four pharmacists who were barred from federal health programs, the government said Tuesday. The pharmacists worked at Meijer stores in Michigan and Ohio from 1997 to 2006 and had been barred from Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, a military health plan. Federal law prohibits stores ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Senate Rejects Abortion Curbs in Health Care Bill

    Senate Rejects Abortion Curbs in Health Care Bill
    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort by abortion opponents to tighten restrictions in the health care overhaul bill on taxpayer dollars for the procedure, but it was unlikely to be the last word on the divisive issue. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate sidetracked an amendment by Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Republican Sen. Orrin ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds

    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds
    WASHINGTON – Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either. This is a message that Katie Donnar, 18, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering

    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-old sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human plague cases in the nation so far this year. New Mexico health officials did not immediately say Thursday how the brother and sister contracted the infectious disease, but they are conducting an investigation at the family's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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