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1 hr ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

Woman charged in early-morning stabbing in Norfolk

Police arrested a Norfolk woman after she allegedly stabbed a man Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Medicine, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Hospital Administration

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Stalemate Between Nebraska Insurer, Hospital Chain

The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives is set to expire Sunday after the two sides failed Friday to agree on rates.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Catholic Health Initiatives, Hospital Administration, Medicine

WAOW

Former deputy charged in double homicide

The ALS ice bucket challenge is continuing to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease.Thursday night some Marshfield Clinic doctors got in on the fun after they were challenged by a family impacted by the disease.The Braun's lost a member of their family this year from ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Lynn Braun's father-in-law, John ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Hospital Administration, Merrill, WI, Lincoln County, WI

Business Journal

Medifast adopts 'poison pill' to ward off takeover attempts

Weight-loss company Medifast, which makes products like Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, announced a stockholder rights plan Thursday, Aug. 28. Medifast Inc. has moved to put a stockholder rights plan or "poison pill" in place that would make it hard for an outside company to execute a hostile takeover.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Medifast, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Burlington Times News

Burlington man charged in fatal collision

Charges have been filed against a Burlington man in connection with a fatal head-on collision Tuesday in Haw River.

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Related Topix: Haw River, NC, Mebane, NC, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration

CIO

Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Alamogordo Daily News

Suge Knight leaves hospital three days after taking six bullets

Knight was shot early Sunday at Chris Brown's pre-VMAs party in Hollywood. Police are still looking for the shooter.

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Related Topix: Cedars Medical Center, Medicine, CedarsSinai Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land

An American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday night after a French passenger, irate over a reclined seat in front of him, confronted and grabbed a flight crew member, federal prosecutors say.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newark, NJ

NOLA.com

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.

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Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Harvard University, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

WBNS

Drone Delays Landing For Ohio Medical Helicopter

Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Canada.com

US testing of Ebola vaccine to start next week

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Bethesda, MD

Heraldseries.co.uk

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

The county's economy grew by 3.5 per cent last year, compared with the national rate of 3.2 per cent, making it the second-best-performing area in the south east.

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Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Outsourcing

Lowell Sun

Lowell man indicted in fatal stabbing

Robert Weidman, 50, of Lowell, is charged with murder in the first degree, armed assault with intent to rob, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.

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Related Topix: Lowell, MA, Lahey Clinic, Medicine, Hospital Administration

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

September 4, 2014 at 2:35 p.m. at the Baird Health Ca... )--Fitch has upgraded Chesapeake Energy's long-term Issuer Default Rating and senior unsecured ratings to 'BB' from 'BB-' and also upgraded the company's preferred stoc... SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and ... (more)

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Related Topix: HCA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, STAAR Surgical, Medical Equipment, August, CA

Patch.com

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Open 2nd Westchester Facility in October

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will open a new outpatient location in West Harrison in October, bringing a second of its world-renowned treatment facilities to Westchester County.

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Related Topix: Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Westchester County, NY, West Harrison, NY, Harrison, NY, Sleepy Hollow, NY

KMIZ

Ebola virus

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff member has returned to the United States from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with a health worker who tested positive for Ebola.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter

Brandon Sun

Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.

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Related Topix: Medtronic, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Startups, Horizon Therapeutics, Kyphon, Salient Surgical Technologies

WIS-TV Columbia

Surgery to repair Phoenix boy's throat damaged by button battery

It's been nearly four years since a Phoenix boy swallowed a button battery from a remote control shortly after his first birthday.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital

WWLP

Springfield Fire Commissioner attacked at his home

According to Jim Leydon of the Springfield Mayor's office, Michael Richards allegedly attacked Commissioner Conant at his home in Springfield and then fled before authorities arrived.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Baystate Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration

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