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To Rehabilitate Young Vets, Go Hunting

The emotional scars of some young, recently returned veterans are mending through recreational rehabilitation programs. One program started by two former service members gets vets out of their hospital beds for a few days of hunting in rural Pennsylvania.
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Panel Questions Benefits Of Vitamin D Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded in draft recommendations released Tuesday that taking vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day doesn't reduce the risk for bone fractures among postmenopausal women. So the group is taking steps to recommend that women refrain from taking the supplements for those purposes.
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Doctors Have Trouble Keeping Up With Painkiller Abusers

More than 40 states have systems in place to monitor prescription drugs, but budget strains and unwieldy databases have hindered their use by doctors and pharmacists to curb drug abuse.
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Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Journalist Kathryn Bowers: "Zoobiquity"

A cardiologist and journalist explain why they believe physicians and veterinarians have much to learn from each other about health and the science of healing.

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Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

Victims of childhood sexual abuse often keep silent or wait years to report the crime. What the case against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky can teach us about protecting children and helping victims recover.

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Thaw At Brain Bank Deals Setback To Autism Research

A freezer that went on the fritz damaged about one-third of the brains from autistic people being stored at a research depository near Boston. The malfunction, whose cause remains under investigation, could slow research into the disorder.
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Op-Ed: Eugenics Specter Hangs Over DNA Sequencing

Researchers have mapped the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother and a saliva sample from the father. In the New York Times, Ross Douthat argues this sort of research raises new questions about reproductive ethics, for expectant parents and society as a whole.

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