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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 ...
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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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    Hospital Board Approves University of Wisconsin Plan For Late-Term Abortions

    MIDDLETON, Wis. - The governing body of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has approved a plan to allow certain late-term abortions at an outpatient clinic. After hearing three hours of emotional testimony from supporters and opponents Wednesday, the board voted 11-3 for the plan to provide abortions on women 19 to 22 weeks pregnant at the Madison Surgery Center. ...
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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. ...
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    Obama Seeks Global Health Strategy

    Obama Seeks Global Health Strategy
    U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress to approve $63 billion over the next six years to develop a comprehensive global health strategy. "We cannot simply confront individual preventable illnesses in isolation," Obama said in a statement. "The world is interconnected, and that demands an integrated approach to global health." [widget:newsarticlepolitics] The six-year plan would continue the work ...
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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 ...
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    British Couple Has 'Black-And-White Twins' Twice

    A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds — twice — by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    First US Face Transplant Patient Leaves Hospital

    First US Face Transplant Patient Leaves Hospital
    Doctors say the woman who received the nation's first face transplant two months ago has left the hospital in Cleveland. The patient's surgeon said she left Thursday night. She is able to eat solid food and breathe on her own for the first time since her disfiguring injury occurred several years ago. The woman's identity has not been revealed. A dead ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 ...
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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