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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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The District Falls Short In HIV/AIDS Education

A new report says the District isn't doing enough to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The nonprofit group D.C. Appleseed, says Mayor Vincent Gray should expand programs that offer free, clean needles to addicts and push HIV/AIDS education in public schools.

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Nurses At D.C.'s Largest Hospital Go On Strike

Registered nurses with the Washington Hospital Center are holding a strike after their union failed to reach negotiations with hospital management over wages and benefits. Nurses say the proposed pay cuts will have a direct effect on patient care.

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