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    • 31 MAR 17
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    Promising new lymphoma treatment gets fast-tracked by FDA

    NEW YORK — Three years ago, Tomas Sandoval was looking forward to the birth of his second child when he was diagnosed with a rare form of a blood cancer called lymphoma. Thomas Sandoval Despite chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, the cancer returned before his daughter’s first birthday. “Everything is at stake. Being around

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    • 31 MAR 17
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    What you need to know before taking opioid painkillers

    You’re heading into surgery soon and your doctor has told you that you’re going to need prescription painkillers. You can’t help but think about all of the frightening reports over the last few years saying how easily people can become addicted to prescription opioids. If you have a child or teen that needs the powerful

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    • 30 MAR 17
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    Loneliness can worsen a common cold

    A cold is never fun, but it’s even more misery for folks who feel lonely, new research suggests. “We think this is important, particularly because of the economic burden associated with the common cold,” said study co-author Angie LeRoy, a psychology graduate student at Rice University in Houston. “Millions of people miss work each year

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    • 30 MAR 17
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    In the battle against opioids, one city blames drug makers

    EVERETT, Wash. — In another battle in the opioid crisis, the city of Everett, Washington claims its heroin crisis has been fueled by the aggressive distribution and abundant supply of the pain pill OxyContin. The city is suing Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the pain medication, for allowing its pills to flood into Everett. Pain pills like

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    • 29 MAR 17
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    After boy’s controversial TSA pat-down, a look at SPD

    An outraged mother gained widespread attention with a video she posted to Facebook showing her 13-year-old son getting a thorough pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration officer at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Jennifer Williamson accused the TSA of treating her family “like dogs,” and noted that her son has sensory processing disorder (SPD). The video

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    • 29 MAR 17
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    GOP health care bill battle continues behind the scenes

    Republicans say they’re not giving up on their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare despite their failure in the House last week to secure enough votes for legislation that would have done just that. On Tuesday, the House GOP conference met for the first time since their healthcare debacle exploded on Thursday and Friday. “The

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    • 28 MAR 17
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    “Groundbreaking” tech restores movement in paralyzed man

    For the first time, a paralyzed man has regained functional arm movement and is able to feed himself using his own hand as a result of new technology that reconnects his brain with his muscles. Bill Kochevar, now 53, suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a bicycle accident eight years ago that left him completely

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    • 28 MAR 17
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    Fewer malpractice claims succeed, but payouts rise

    The rate of paid medical malpractice claims in the United States has declined significantly, dropping nearly 56 percent between 1992 and 2014, researchers report. At the same time, the average payout for successful malpractice claims rose about 23 percent — topping $353,000 in 2009-2014, up from about $287,000 during the 1992-1996 period, the study found.

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    • 28 MAR 17
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    Pint-sized Calif. girl inspiring millions as an "Overcomer"

    OAKLAND, Calif. — You will want to meet this little girl who possesses incredible power — to lift spirits. “You’re an overcomer. Stay in the fight until the final round,” she sings. Orphan finds his own happiness after mission to make strangers smile Meet the Boston doctor making house calls to the homeless Four-year-old Leah

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    • 27 MAR 17
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    "Verbal autopsies" could reveal how millions live and die

    Since January, Kazi Mojammel Haque has had the sometimes difficult job of going door-to-door in villages in the Kaligonj region of Bangladesh to ask people for details of how their loved ones passed away.  Haque is a field worker who has carried out 40 “verbal autopsies” so far — a research method for determining the

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    • 26 MAR 17
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    Now what? Options for consumers as health bill drama fades

    As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would not have taken full effect for a few years anyway – and now

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    • 25 MAR 17
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    Boston doctor makes house calls for the homeless

    March 25, 2017, 6:45 PM| Dr. Jim O’Connell is Boston’s only doctor left still making house calls to the homeless. On the street and in the shelters, O’Connell dispenses just about everything from stitches in the arm to surgery for the soul. Jim Axelrod paid a visit to the doctor in Boston. Source Article from

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    • 25 MAR 17
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    Morning Rounds: Exercise during pregnancy, community health centers

    March 25, 2017, 7:37 AM| CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss exercise during pregnancy and Obamacare’s impact on community health centers. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/REo9J0r0Ng0/

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    • 25 MAR 17
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    “Solar-powered skin” could open new doors for prosthetics

    Ashley Welch On Twitter» Ashley Welch covers health and wellness for CBSNews.com Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/bBKZkpw7JdE/

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