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SARS-Like Virus Found In Jordan, Hunt Is On For Other Cases

The latest cases represent the oldest known so far. They push the SARS-like virus's timeline back three months from the first reported case involving a 60-year-old man who died in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, last June.
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Immigrants Key To Looming Health Aide Shortage

As more boomers age at home, they will need aides to care for them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for home health aides is expected to grow by 69 percent by 2020 — much faster than the average for all jobs. And many see legal immigrants as vital to filling those jobs.
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What Obamacare Means For Patients--And Their Docs

House Speaker John Boehner said it himself: "Obamacare is the law of the land." But what does that mean for patients--and their doctors and nurses? Ira Flatow and guests map out the road ahead for the Affordable Care Act, and when insurance exchanges, employer rewards for exercise and other features of the law take effect.
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WHAM! Doctor Tries Comic Book To Boost Trauma Drug

Sometimes the real trick for improving health is getting people, including doctors, to hear the right message and then do something about it. So what's the best way to get the word out about a decades-old generic drug that could save the lives of critically injured patients? You make a comic book.
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Radiologists Say It's Time To Come Out Of The Dark

Radiologists have an image problem with patients. Many of them don't know who the doctors are or what they do. A survey finds that only about half of patients receiving CT scans even knew radiologists are doctors.

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