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    More Than 3,700 Job-Seekers Look For Work at Fair

    NEW YORK—A 22-year-old barely three months out of school was on the hunt for his first real job, while a 68-year-old former vice president of a chemicals company sought contract work with anyone hiring. They were just two hopefuls out of 3,720 people, many of whom stood in line for hours in the cold on 45th Street, converging on a midtown ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplet Mom May Get New $565K Home in California

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California mother of octuplets may have found a new home. Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel says Ed Doud, Nadya Suleman's father, is the purchaser of the 2,583-square-foot house in the city of La Habra, and the deal is expected to close on Friday. The four-bedroom, three-bath home was listed for $564,900, and has a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Intel, GE to Spend $250M on Health Products

    Intel, GE to Spend $250M on Health Products
    NEW YORK - Intel and General Electric are jointly investing $250 million over the next five years to develop products aimed at providing personalized home health care technology for seniors. The companies envision technology that will cut health care costs and help aging baby boomers and people with chronic illnesses remain in their homes by allowing doctors to monitor patients remotely. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test
    WASHINGTON – If breast cancer runs in the family, women can be at high risk even if they test free of the disease's most common gene mutations, sobering new research shows. The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are linked with particularly aggressive hereditary breast cancer, and an increased risk of ovarian cancer, too. When a breast cancer patient is found to carry ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Boston Hospital Performs 2nd US Face Transplant

    A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant on a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall. Hospital spokesman Kevin Myron said the 17-hour operation took place Thursday at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. A team led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac (Bow-DAWN POE-mahawk) replaced the man's nose, palate, upper lip, and some skin, muscles and ...
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    Bush Lauds Progress in Global Fight Against AIDS

    Bush Lauds Progress in Global Fight Against AIDS
    WASHINGTON — Marking World AIDS Day, President Bush said Monday that his presidential initiative on the deadly disease has already met its goal of treating 2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. When the administration launched the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief in 2003, the goal was to support 2 million people with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment in five years. "I'm pleased ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Report Says 3 Percent in DC Have HIV or AIDS

    Report Says 3 Percent in DC Have HIV or AIDS
    WASHINGTON – A new report by D.C. health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation's capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise. The findings in the 2008 epidemiology report by the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration point to a severe epidemic that's impacting every race and sex across the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Green Light for Medical Marijuana

    A Green Light for Medical Marijuana
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the federal government will no longer prosecute dispensers of medical marijuana if they comply with state law. That should bring relief to people who need marijuana for health reasons and free up law enforcement resources for more important work. There is considerable evidence that marijuana can be useful in treating pain, nausea, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Gastric Bypass Can Reverse Diabetes in Teens

    Weight loss surgery can reverse diabetes in teens, according to a small study released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and five other medical centers followed 78 teenagers with type 2 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body doesn't respond to the hormone insulin, which helps metabolize food into energy. Eleven of the study ...
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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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    Texas Confirms First Flu Death of US Resident

    McALLEN, Texas - Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu. Few details were immediately released. But health officials say the patient who died earlier this week was a woman in her 30s who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Carrie Williams, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services, ...
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    Online Tool Helpful to Cancer Survivors

    Online Tool Helpful to Cancer Survivors
    An online tool provides cancer survivors and family members with an easy-to-follow roadmap for managing their health, U.S. researchers said. Ninety-seven percent of people who used OncoLife - an online cancer survivorship care plan tool developed by physicians and nurses at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Abramson Cancer Center - rated their experience with it as "good" to "excellent," ...
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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" - ...
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    Hospital in Dead Twin Mix-Up

    A Pensioner is upset with Gloucestershire Royal Hospital which he says keeps mistaking him for his dead twin brother. Michael Dix, of Matson Lane, was called for an x-ray and sent a letter from GRH addressing his twin brother Arthur, who died of a heart attack 11 years ago. The 71-year-old, a former caretaker at Robinswood Primary School, said: "I went ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Last of Octuplets Released from SoCal Hospital

    Last of Octuplets Released from SoCal Hospital
    LOS ANGELES – Nadya Suleman has all her babies home. The last of the world's longest surviving set of octuplets was released from a hospital in suburban Los Angeles Monday night after spending more than two months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jonah, the smallest of the octuplets who were born nine weeks premature on Jan. 26, has gone home ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    South Dakota Schools Short on Nurses

    South Dakota Schools Short on Nurses
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - School district officials know they don't have the recommended level of school nurses in South Dakota and they also know there's not much they can do about it, given many other education funding issues. At many small districts, nurses from health agencies are under contract to visit periodically. And educators simply call 911 in emergencies. Larger districts ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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