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'Needy Meds' to Help Save on Medical Costs

Updated: 02/26/2013 - Staying healthy is not a cheap task, from doctor visits, to prescription drugs, the bills can add up. There is one non-profit organization that says they can help you get the resources you need while saving you money.

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Former Surgeon General Koop Dies at 96

Updated: 02/25/2013 - C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

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Mediterranean-Style Diets Found to Cut Heart Risks

Updated: 02/25/2013 - One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them.

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FDA Approves New Targeted Breast Cancer Drug

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new form of a best-selling breast cancer drug that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

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'Hip Hop for Hope' Raises Funds for Cancer Patient and Family

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Hip hop has put some hope back into the lives of a local family. For eight months, the family has been dealing with expensive bills, appointments and long hospital stays after one family member was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

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Medical Groups Issue List of Overused Tests, Therapies

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Don't be afraid to question your doctor and ask, "Do I really need that?" That's the advice from leading medical groups who came up dozens of tests and treatments that physicians too often prescribe when they shouldn't.

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Trial Begins For Insurers In Vegas Hep C Outbreak

Posted: 02/20/2013 - A Nevada jury is due to hear opening arguments in a civil trial seeking millions of dollars in damages from health insurance companies accused of failing to protect patients from infection during a hepatitis C outbreak traced to a Las Vegas outpatient clinic.

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FDA Warns Of Fraudulent Flu Products

Updated: 02/20/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning people about fraudulent flu products sold online and in retail stores claiming to prevent or cure the flu.

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Local Poet's Struggle with Autism

Posted: 02/19/2013 - A local author wrote a book about his struggles with Autism and is now working on finishing his second one. Twenty-two-year-old Russell Lehmann copes with challenges not many people will ever face.

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Study: Better TV Might Improve Kids' Behavior

Posted: 02/18/2013 - A new study has found teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less.

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White House Seeks 'Balanced Way' to Budget Fix

Posted: 02/17/2013 - The new White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts scheduled for next month will have on America's middle class.

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7-11 Stores Donate to Renown

Posted: 02/14/2013 - They got together in Sparks to present Renown officials with a $12,000 check for the Breast Cancer Assistance Program.

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Medical Dermaroller Helps Those With Scars

Posted: 02/14/2013 - If you grew up with cystic acne, we don't have to tell you what scars it left behind. There may be emotional scars,but there are definite physical scars too. Until now there has been no treatment. But that has changed with the advent of the Medical Dermaroller.

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Morning-After Pill Use Up to 1 in 9 Younger Women

Posted: 02/13/2013 - A government report says an increasing number of women are using the morning-after pill after sex. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first by the government to focus on emergency contraception since the approval of the morning-after pill 15 years ago.

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SARS-Linked Virus May Have Spread Between People

Posted: 02/13/2013 - British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member

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Insurance Companies To Pick Up Breast Pump Costs

Posted: 02/07/2013 - The benefits of breast feeding your infant are clear cut. Disease resistance, plus a less likely chance of developing juvenile diabetes and even M.S later in life. With the Affordable Health Care Act, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of breast pumps and lactation consultants.

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New Procedure For Chronic Sinusitis

Updated: 02/06/2013 - It's estimated 80,000,000 Americans suffer from some form of sinusitis. Symptoms include facial pain, nasal blockage, and headaches. For some people its a chronic problem, going on all year with no relief. For many antibiotics and steroids become a treatment ritual. A relatively new procedure is providing relief for many of these patients.

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Safety Group: Student Athletes Need Bill Of Rights

Posted: 02/06/2013 - A coalition of more than 100 groups is recommending that student athletes have access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment.

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