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    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless

    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless
    TRENTON, N.J. – Pfizer Inc. says it will provide 70 of its most widely prescribed prescription drugs — including Lipitor and Viagra — for free to people who have lost their jobs and health insurance. The world's biggest drugmaker said Thursday it will give away the medicines for up to a year to Americans who lost jobs since Jan. 1 and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics

    Twittering Transplant Survivor Tackles Nursing School and Olympics
    Over 102,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and a second chance at life; and a Slidell, Louisiana resident is making the most of his second chance. Kidney and pancreas recipient Nic Whitacre is training for the 2010 Transplant Olympics, twittering his progress, and furthering his education to become a Registered Nurse. Whitacre is hoping to offer a unique and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman

    40-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman
    BERLIN – A German doctor said Friday that surgeons have successfully removed a 40-pound (18 kilogram) malignant bone tumor from a Saudi Arabian woman. Dr. Heinz Zurbruegg, a surgeon at the private Capital Health clinic in Berlin, said the 35-year-old had only a few weeks to live when she arrived in Germany for care in September. But he said that after ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers
    When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain. His kidney donation to a Phoenix woman in 2007 set off a long-running organ swap that resulted in 10 sick people getting new kidneys over a year. It hasn't ended yet. This chain ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association

    Anonymous Gift Buoys Mental Health Association
    Jan. 6--An early Christmas gift of $1,000 brightened spirits at the office of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. An envelope containing 10 new $100 bills came in the mail on Dec. 18, development director Jan Sullivan Dockter said. Mystery and excitement have surrounded the gift. Virginia Horner, administrative assistant, opened the hand-addressed envelope and found a note that read: ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick

    A Miracle Fit for St. Nick
    AUBURN -- The safe return of Nick, a 16-year-old blind and deaf dog named after St. Nicholas, is being heralded by its owners as a Christmas miracle. Owners Brian and Debra Hill say Nick, who is half teacup poodle and half Westie, wandered off Dec. 5 during a routine trip outside to answer nature's calling. When the shaggy gray canine hadn't ...
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    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox

    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox
    WASHINGTON – Health officials warned doctors and patients Thursday about potentially deadly risks of using the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat certain types of muscle spasms. The Food and Drug Administration said Botox and two other injections carry risks of rare botulism symptoms, particularly when given to children to help relax uncontrollable muscle movements. While ...
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    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism

    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism
    'The swine flu pandemic has showcased some websites strength and others weakness.' - Google's CEO Eric Schmidt once called Twitter a "poor man's email."  While such an aspersion is obviously questionable in nature, it might seem true for once, as the usually successful Twitter has come under fire for the its use during the swine flu outbreak, all while one of ...
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    Octuplet Mother Used Inheritance to Pay for In Vitro Procedures

    Octuplet Mother Used Inheritance to Pay for In Vitro Procedures
    LA HABRA, Calif. – Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she used money from an inheritance and overtime wages from her job as a psychiatric technician to pay for her early fertilization procedures. Suleman told celebrity magazine Life & Style Weekly she spent at least $24,000 on the in vitro fertilization procedures that led to her first four babies. She said she ...
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    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk

    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk
    What doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome is not always depicted in women's magazines, U.S. researchers found. SIDS researchers Dr. Rachel Moon, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington analyzed pictures of sleeping infants in 24 magazines with wide circulation among 20- to 40-year-old women. The researchers evaluated pictures -- including articles and advertisements ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo

    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo
    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer told a judge Tuesday they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge ruled their son can stay with them. Daniel Hauser, 13, has Hodgkin's lymphoma. He and his mother missed a court appearance last week and left the state to avoid chemotherapy ...
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    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid

    Dressed as Nurse, Woman Tries Stealing Kid
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee police say they arrested a woman who dressed like a nurse, entered a hospital maternity room and tried to leave with someone else's baby. Nashville police said charges were pending against Adriene Johnson, who was in custody. According to a police report, the 24-year-old entered the maternity room Wednesday wearing medical scrubs and said she needed to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco

    'Nurse Jackie': A Dose of Excellence From Falco
    TV's summer health would have been much less robust without Nurse Jackie. Granted, this fabulous Showtime series, which wraps up its first season tonight, hasn't been the hot months' only hot show. It has been an unusually crowded off-season slate, with three great returning dramas in True Blood, Rescue Me and Mad Men; the dependable lesser pleasures of The Closer, Burn ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Insemination Fight Ends in Wife's Arrest

    PITTSFIELD — A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. Pittsfield police responded to a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Morningside neighborhood, where the assault allegedly occurred. Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations in Central Berkshire ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV

    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV
    NEW YORK – One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything — the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they prescribed — was part of a phony, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers

    New Farmers Market Serves Health Care Workers
    Doctors and nurses need their fruits and vegetables, too. A new farmers market opened last week to serve health care workers, medical students and visitors at the Washington University School of Medicine campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the Central West End. The school's Wellness Council came up with the idea, knowing that health care workers and students work long hours and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption

    Study Links Lead in Blood to Wild Game Consumption
    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets. The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared to have higher ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery

    Oklahoma Conjoined Twins Separated During Surgery
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery. The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home

    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home
    WINDSOR, Ontario - Managers of an Ontario nursing home say they are bringing in exterminators to snuff out an infestation of bedbugs. The Windsor Star said Tuesday that the bugs forced residents out of five rooms on three different floors at the Windsor Place Vera-Care facility downtown. "Just the idea makes your skin crawl," said a spokeswoman for parent company Revera ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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