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'Change Is Hard': Army, Navy Hospitals Merge

Walter Reed
The new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on the grounds of the Navy's campus in Bethesda, Md., combines two flagship military hospitals in an effort to improve patient care. Combining two institutions with their own long — and separate — cultures and history won't be easy.

Death Rate Surprisingly Low In Workers Exposed To Sept. 11 Dust

People exposed to the cloud of contaminants that engulfed Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 attacks were less likely to die than people who weren't exposed, according to a new study. But other research found a small boost in cancer rates among first responders, as well as elevated depression and PTSD.

FDA Chides Pfizer For Omitting Drug Risks On Lipitor Website

The company's website linked to pages about several drugs without mentioning any of the risks they pose in the promotional text, FDA said. Pfizer said it has removed the "cited content" and is working on a response to the agency.

Pastor Bans Fried Chicken, Promotes Health

In Miss., church attendees share meals that include lots of mac and cheese, pork chops and fried food. But Miss. has the highest obesity rate in the U.S. Local Rev. Michael Minor is spreading the gospel of healthy eating, and The National Baptist Convention has asked him to create health and wellness plans to influence other churches. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

What We Eat Shapes Microbe Societies Inside Us

The microbes in the human intestine exert a powerful influence on nutrition and health. Turns out that you can control the bacteria, too. Researchers have found what you eat has a big effect on the microbes inside your gut.

Efforts Founder To Track Long-Term Safety Of Silicone Breast Implants

Manufacturers of silicone breast implants have done such a poor job of tracking patients that it's impossible to know if the devices have long-term health and safety risks, consumer advocates said a meeting of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration.