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What We Wanted To Tell You About Mumps But Couldn't

A web of embargoes meant the full story on a 2009 mumps outbreak couldn't be revealed until now. Now we can tell you about the effect of an extra dose of vaccine worked and whether doctors recommend that others get a third mumps shot.
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Why Abortion Has Become Such A Prominent Campaign Issue

GOP challenger Mitt Romney has been walking a tightrope — appearing to moderate his position on the one hand, while maintaining a strict anti-abortion stance on the other.
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Despite Anti-Fungal Treatment, More Woes For Some Meningitis Patients

Two new types of fungal infection are emerging among people exposed to contaminated medication from a Massachusetts pharmacy.
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Home Health Care Proves Resilient In Face Of Sandy Destruction

Remarkably, home care providers in the storm's wake say they know of no patients who lacked for needed care. Resourceful nurses, physical therapists, aides and other personnel somehow surmounted flood, impassable roads, downed trees and dwindling gasoline to get to their patients.
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Genetic Clues May Help Unravel Cause of Crohn's

While better treatment options are being developed for patients with Crohn's, doctors still don't know what causes the disease. Russell Cohen, co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, provides an update on current research.
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Attention, Shoppers: Health Care Prices Go Online In Colorado

It's pretty tough figuring out how much a particular medical procedure will cost in advance. But Colorado is now one of several states trying to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop before they get care.

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