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Nurse Navigator Can Help in Cancer Cases

Updated: 07/14/2011 - A diagnosis of cancer is bad enough, but working your way through treatment, surgeries and hospital bills can make a bad situation worse. A nurse navigator can help.

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Cataract Lens Pioneer Dies

Posted: 07/11/2011 - Dr. Steven Shearing, a Nevada opthalmologic surgeon who pioneered an implant cataract lens in the 1970s, has died in Las Vegas. He was 76.

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Look to Your Left For Skin Cancer

Updated: 07/12/2011 - It’s the most common form of cancer here in the US... skin cancer. Every year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than cancer of the breast, prostate, lung or colon combined.

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AIDS-Free For 18 Years

Updated: 06/24/2011 - June marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS Virus. At that time an AIDS or HIV Diagnosis usually meant a death sentence. But these days that’s no longer the case, as a matter of fact, it’s been 18 years since a baby was born here locally with HIV.

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Octomom Doctor Moves To Keep License

Posted: 06/21/2011 - The fertility doctor who helped "Octomom" Nadya Suleman become the mother of 14 children through repeated in vitro treatments wants to keep practicing medicine while he appeals his license revocation.

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Frontier Forces Quadriplegic Man Off Plane

Updated: 06/20/2011 - A quadriplegic Colorado man says he was humiliated after he was forced off a Frontier Airlines plane because a pilot said it wasn't safe for him to fly.

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Can Coffee Affect Conception?

Updated: 06/09/2011 - For most people a day doesn't start without a good cup of coffee or just about anything with caffeine. But if you’re a woman trying to get pregnant, that might not be such a good idea.

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UN Says New AIDS Infections Dropped Since 2001

Posted: 06/02/2011 - The last decade has seen a nearly 25 percent decline in new HIV infections, a reduction in AIDS-related deaths, and "unprecedented advances" in access to treatment, prevention services and care, the United Nations AIDS agency said in a report released Thursday night.

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Cellphones a 'Possible' Carcinogen - Like Coffee

Updated: 05/31/2011 - A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.

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Who Benefits Most From Weight Loss TV Shows?

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Despite all the "Biggest Loser"-type shows on TV, all the pounds shed by their contestants and all the weight-loss products purchased by viewers, America continues to be the Biggest Gainer.

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VA Infection Issues Lead to 13,000 Veterans' Tests

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Herman Williams came home safely after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam as a Marine. He was shocked to learn four decades later that his military service had again placed him in jeopardy — this time, because he got a tooth pulled.

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UNAIDS to Vatican: Pope's HIV-Condom View Helpful

Posted: 05/28/2011 - The head of the U.N. AIDS agency told a Vatican conference Saturday that the pope had opened the door to greater dialogue with his groundbreaking comments on condoms and HIV prevention — even as Vatican officials stressed abstinence and marital fidelity as the best prevention.

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CA May Require Condoms for Porn

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Porn performers in California would be required to use condoms in sex scenes if draft rules from state workplace safety officials advance out of the proposal phase.

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UN Puts Off Destroying Last Smallpox Viruses

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Health ministers from around the world agreed Tuesday to put off setting a deadline to destroy the last known stockpiles of the smallpox virus for three more years, rejecting a U.S. plan that had called for a five-year delay.

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Springing into a Rough Allergy Season

Updated: 05/25/2011 - While the weather has been gorgeous, it's not so great for people with grass allergies. And experts say it's just going to get worse.

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Halting Equine Herpes in Nevada

Updated: 05/25/2011 - More than a dozen horses in California have tested positive for a potentially fatal virus.

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Baby Boomers Fueling Rise in Hip, Knee Surgery

Posted: 05/23/2011 - We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.

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CDC Warns of 'Zombie Apocalypse' and Offers How-to-Guide

Posted: 05/21/2011 - "Zombie apocalypse." That blog posting headline is all it took for a behind-the-scenes public health doctor to set off an Internet frenzy over tired old advice about keeping water and flashlights on hand in case of a hurricane.

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Is It An Antibiotic Allergy?

Posted: 05/19/2011 - People can be allergic to all sorts of things, cat hair, strawberries, and probably the most common grasses. One allergy may not be as common as you think—especially since many people believe they have an allergic reaction to Penicillin.

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Smart Phone MD

Updated: 05/14/2011 - Many of us use our cell phones for more than making a call. We send emails, text, get directions, and even use it as a MP3 IPod. We take pictures too, video and still images. These days those pictures are being used in the medical exam room for a better diagnosis.

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