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3 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skinSurgeon general: Stop ...

Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop - seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine

5 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Newindpress

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

WASHINGTON: A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Messenger Newspapers

'Modest running' can boost health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, research has shown.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease

Turnto10.com

Chafee holding ceremony to sign breast density bill

The Dense Breast Notification and Education Act passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of dense breast tissue and a suggestion that additional screening may be beneficial to some.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer

The Jackson Sun

The Situation agrees to anger management classesThe Situation agrees...

The Situation agrees to anger management classes The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2014/07/28/situation-agrees-anger-management-classes/13281901/ FILE - This Sept.

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Related Topix: Anger Management, Middletown, NJ

The Modesto Bee

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Social Security, Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

WAPT-TV Jackson

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Seizures, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

Cybercast News Service

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Fasting

Hampshire Chronicle

Parkinson's treatment could change

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson's could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Island Packet

Teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars'

Faith Brown poses for a portrait next to a photograph of herself in her room in Brooksville, Fla., Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Brooksville, FL, Oncology

Deseret News

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

In this Thursday, May 3, 2012 file photo, Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Genetics, Medicine

Merced Sun-Star

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicine, Medicare

Bradenton.com

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

News Herald

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war after Israel resumes fighting

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Life, Fasting, Ramadan

KOB-TV New Mexico

2 horses on Navajo Nation have West Nile virus

The Daily Times reported Friday that the Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program confirmed the diagnosis.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Merced Sun-Star

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid

Washington Times

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Epidemiology

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