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The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.
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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.
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Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious

Researchers ignited a debate three years ago when they changed a deadly flu virus so that it could spread between people. Only five mutations are needed to turn the virus into a pandemic threat.
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Even A Very Weak Signal From The Brain Might Help Paraplegics

By electrically stimulating the lower spine in men with paraplegia, researchers were able to get them to initiate movement. The big challenge is how to achieve coordinated motor control.
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Medicare Data Could Change How Patients Choose Doctors

Some doctors received more than $10 million last year from from Medicare. David Greene talks to ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein about what the numbers mean.
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Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.
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Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy

More and more women are deciding to have double mastectomies when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. TV host Samantha Harris is just the latest. But it's not the right choice for everyone.
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Medicare Pulls Back The Curtain On How Much It Pays Doctors

Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.
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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Dangerous and impolite: This little guy triggers food poisoning in people by biting off chunks of intestine, chewing on them for a bit ... and then spitting them out.

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