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US HOSPITALS SEND HUNDREDS OF IMMIGRANTS BACK HOME

US HOSPITALS SEND HUNDREDS OF IMMIGRANTS BACK HOME

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health ca...

WOMEN HAVE NEW OPTIONS FOR BREAST CANCER SURGERY

WOMEN HAVE NEW OPTIONS FOR BREAST CANCER SURGERY

CHICAGO (AP) -- Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramat...

HEART REPAIR BREAKTHROUGHS REPLACE SURGEON'S KNIFE

HEART REPAIR BREAKTHROUGHS REPLACE SURGEON'S KNIFE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into b...

STUDY: LATER RETIREMENT MAY HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA

STUDY: LATER RETIREMENT MAY HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA

BOSTON (AP) -- New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's ...

STUDY FINDS MANY PRETEENS HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL

STUDY FINDS MANY PRETEENS HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL

There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third ...

KIDS GET CODEINE IN ER DESPITE RISKS, GUIDELINES

KIDS GET CODEINE IN ER DESPITE RISKS, GUIDELINES

CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each yea...

Online health insurance exchanges now open

Online health insurance exchanges now open

   The online health insurance exchanges are now open in both Missouri and Illinois.  The online marketplace is a key component of the federal health care law.      Illinois offic...

MEASLES SURGES IN UK YEARS AFTER FLAWED RESEARCH

MEASLES SURGES IN UK YEARS AFTER FLAWED RESEARCH

LONDON (AP) -- More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to a...

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