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New Obama Health Proposal to be Unveiled Monday

Posted: 02/22/2010 - President Barack Obama is making a fresh attempt to rescue his health care overhaul by proposing a measure that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.

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Senate Report: Avandia Maker Knew Of Cardiac Risks

Posted: 02/20/2010 - A Senate report said Saturday that drug maker GlaxoSmithKline knew of possible heart attack risks tied to Avandia, its diabetes medication, years before such evidence became public.

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FDA Orders Name Change for Maalox Total Relief

Posted: 02/17/2010 - The maker of Maalox is changing the name of its most potent medication because health regulators say consumers are mistaking it for a milder stomach reliever.

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SoCal Company Expands Meat Recall

Posted: 02/13/2010 - A Southern California meat-packing firm has expanded its recall of ground beef and veal that might be contaminated with E. coli.

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Changes Proposed In How Psychiatrists Diagnose

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Don't say "mental retardation" - the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome - call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut.

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NV Medicaid Cuts Could Ration Diapers

Updated: 02/10/2010 - Adult diapers could be rationed and personal care assistants may need to buy their own disposable gloves to help cut $109 million from the state's Medicaid costs, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.

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FDA Aims to Rein in Radiation-Based Medical Scans

Posted: 02/09/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will work with doctors and manufacturers to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from medical scans, a problem that has been growing for decades.

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Fish Oil Shows Promise in Preventing Psychosis

Posted: 02/01/2010 - Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a reliminary but first-of-its-kind study.

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Girl's Odyssey Shows Challenge Of Fighting Obesity

Posted: 01/31/2010 - Paris Woods is hardly a poster child for the obesity epidemic. Lining up dripping wet with kids on her swim team, she's a blend of girlish chunkiness and womanly curves.

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Doctor: Quake Victims Dying Without US Airlifts

Posted: 01/30/2010 - A University of Miami doctor in Haiti says the U.S. government is endangering the lives of critically injured Haitians by halting medical evacuations to the United States.

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FDA Announces Recall of 2M Defective Needles

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Federal health officials are announcing a recall of 2 million needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.

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RI Company Recalling 1.2M Pounds of Salami

Posted: 01/23/2010 - A Rhode Island meat company is recalling 1.2 million pounds of pepper-coated salami due to concerns about salmonella contamination.

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Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health

Posted: 01/20/2010 - Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check.

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Johnson & Johnson Expands Tylenol Recall

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Johnson & Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a moldy smell that has made users sick.

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Parents, Doctors Debate Tots Teetering in Heels

Posted: 01/14/2010 - As images of 3½-year-old Suri Cruise out and about in blingy heels recently hit magazines and the Internet, reactions to the grown-up look for not-so-old kids have ranged from cries of inappropriate to defense of a little girl's right to be girlie.

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