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Pharmacy Head Cleared of Murder in Fungal Meningitis Case

New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Susan Walsh / AP file Cadden, president and co-founder of the now-closed New England Compounding Center, was charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy and other offenses under federal racketeering […]
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Biden Defends the ACA as GOP Scrambles for Votes

Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to plead with Republicans to improve, rather than dismantle, Obamacare as GOP leaders scramble to assemble enough party line support to pass their replacement measure Thursday. Biden, standing with House Democrats and California Gov. Jerry Brown on the East Steps of the Capitol on the […]
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Studies May Help Men Pick Prostate Cancer Treatment

Once diagnosed with prostate cancer, men often face a difficult decision of choosing the best treatment. Should they have surgery, radiation or simply watch to see if the disease spreads? Two new studies give doctors and patients the clearest information yet about the possible adverse effects of these options. Researchers at Vanderbilt University studied treatment […]
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Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats by Opposing Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump told House Republicans Tuesday that they could lose re-election in the 2018 midterms if they vote against the GOP health care bill later this week that would undo much of Obamacare. Trying to help wrangle enough votes for passage, Trump went to Capitol Hill to meet privately with Republican lawmakers and said […]
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Tweaks to GOP's 'Universally Detested' Health Care Bill Are Slammed

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a copy of the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on March 7. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images, file The House Energy and Commerce Committee released a list of changes late Monday night meant to address some of the strongest right-wing criticisms of the […]
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Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Cancer: FDA

Surgeon holding a cosmetic breast implant. Mauro Fermariello / Science Photo Library/Getty Images “All of the information to date suggests that women with breast implants have a very low but increased risk of developing ALCL compared to women who do not have breast implants,” the FDA said in a statement. Breast augmentation is the second […]
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Why Do Black Americans Have Such High Rates of Alzheimer's?

A patient is monitored in an examination room inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente’s Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC. Brooks Kraft / Corbis via Getty Images A study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic, published in the February issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, may show some insights into […]
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Fewer Newborns Dying in U.S.

Dolores Peterson and her three-month-old daughter Ariabella pose for a photograph at their home in Camden, New Jersey, March 6, 2017. New Jersey became the first state to send newborn babies and their parents home with a box that doubles as a crib and full of necessities, with the aim of cutting back on sudden […]
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Opioids Poison 12,000 Kids a Year

Oxycodone tablets Toby Talbot / AP file “Greater efforts are needed to prevent opioid exposure to children of all ages,” Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and colleagues wrote in their report, published in Pediatrics. The U.S. is in the grip of an opioid misuse epidemic. Related: 78 Die From Opioid Overdoses Daily The […]
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

It’s estimated 100 thousand people in the US will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country. March is colon cancer awareness month and local surgeons are stressing to gulf coast residents early detection is key. One surgeon at Garden Park Medical Center […]