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CATHOLIC HOSPITAL TAKES SURPRISE STANCE IN LAWSUIT

CATHOLIC HOSPITAL TAKES SURPRISE STANCE IN LAWSUIT

DENVER (AP) -- It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care ...

Centralizing organ removal may benefit transplants

Centralizing organ removal may benefit transplants

   Transplant medicine could be on the cusp of a new way to accomplish a critical task -- efficiently getting the organ from the donor and into the recipient. &nbs...

"Stomach flu" on the rise in St. Louis area

   Doctors say the flu shot has been very affective against this year's H1N1 flu strain.  And since the flu season doesn't peak in St. Louis until February, they'...

SURGERY, THERAPY BOTH PROVE GOOD FOR KNEE REPAIR

SURGERY, THERAPY BOTH PROVE GOOD FOR KNEE REPAIR

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treat...

OBESE CANCER PATIENTS OFTEN SHORTED ON CHEMO DOSES

OBESE CANCER PATIENTS OFTEN SHORTED ON CHEMO DOSES

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not b...

HALF OF US ADULTS 40 TO 75 ELIGIBLE FOR STATINS

HALF OF US ADULTS 40 TO 75 ELIGIBLE FOR STATINS

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysi...

STUDY: SURGERY HELPS SOME PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS

STUDY: SURGERY HELPS SOME PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS

Surgery to remove the prostate saves lives compared to "watchful waiting" for some men whose cancers were found because they were causing symptoms, long-term results from a Scan...

HOSPITALS SEE SURGE OF SUPERBUG-FIGHTING PRODUCTS

HOSPITALS SEE SURGE OF SUPERBUG-FIGHTING PRODUCTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when th...

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