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Treating HIV: From Impossible To Halfway There

Today in Haiti there are thousands of modern-day Lazaruses — people who have been rescued from the final stages of AIDS with treatment. Many HIV-positive survivors there and around the world are receiving treatment thanks to President Bush's $15 billion emergency program, called PEPFAR.
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Glaxo Settlement Pulls Back Curtain On Drug Marketing

The government released a slew of documents in the Glaxo settlement that serve as a one-stop guide to sales practices that allegedly ran rampant for years.
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True Or False? Elected Officials Interpret The Health Law

Though elected officials have strong opinions on both sides of the healthcare law, it seems that some are hazy on the details. Test your own knowledge of what the health care ruling means for Americans.
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Debate Revived: Low-Carb Or Low-Fat Diet?

Is a calorie just a calorie? Science writer Gary Taubes says no. In a study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, diet researchers reported that patients on a low-carb diet kept weight off longer than those on a low-fat diet, re-introducing a long-standing debate.
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'Monkey Mind': When Debilitating Anxiety Takes Over

Daniel Smith suffers from the kind of debilitating anxiety that brings on panic attacks, bouts of insomnia, and thoughts about "existential ruin." In his new memoir Monkey Mind, Smith documents his experience coping with the disorder and how the condition has affected his relationships.
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Consumer Reports Extends Its Ratings To Doctors

Choosing a physician is never easy. But if you're in the market for a doctor, newly published ratings and a few practical tips could make the process a little less bewildering.

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