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Study Finds Uninsured In D.C. Have Higher Rates Of Precancerous Polyps

A D.C. program offering free colonoscopies to uninsured and under-insured residents reveals a greater rate of precancerous polyps than the national average.

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Debate Over What Pro-Life Counseling Centers Must Disclose To Clients

A federal judge has told Montgomery County, Md., it can't force pro-life counseling centers to tell clients to seek medical attention elsewhere. Later this week, the board will decide if it will appeal the ruling.

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Study: 1 In 3 Uninsured D.C. Residents Have Precancerous Polyps

Health officials in D.C. say a program offering free colonoscopies to uninsured and under-insured city residents found that nearly 1 in 3 patients had precancerous lesions -- a finding higher than the national average.

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Frederick County Nixes Cancer Cluster Claims

The Frederick County Department of Public health says its ongoing investigation into cancer rates near Fort Detrick, Md., still doesn't show a cancer cluster, but residents are quick to point out the limits of the investigation.

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Americans Want Better Bacteria Protection In Hospitals

There's a 1-in-10 chance that the next time you go to the hospital for surgery, you may get an infection -- and it could be deadly. Those findings are contained in a new survey sponsored by The Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) and Kaiser Permanente.

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D.C. Student Conference Tackles HIV/AIDS Awareness

High school students from the region and around the county gathered in the district Monday to gain more insight about HIV/AIDS. It is hoped many will use the knowledge in a future career.

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