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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....
08/26/2014 04:28:49pm
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3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease....
08/27/2014 08:37:11am
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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes
GENEVA (AP) -- Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday....
08/26/2014 01:01:22pm
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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens....
08/25/2014 08:25:07am
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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May....
08/25/2014 01:51:38am
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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix....
08/26/2014 06:12:59pm
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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment
BERLIN (AP) -- A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment in a Hamburg hospital, officials said Wednesday....
08/27/2014 07:00:28am
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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?...
08/25/2014 04:50:06am
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Using tax credits to pay premiums gets complicated
Using the federal income tax system to promote social policy goals is a time-honored strategy for policymakers of both political parties....
08/25/2014 04:51:51am
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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions....
08/25/2014 07:57:07pm
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