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Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

Few people want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. No matter how good the nursing home, it may seem cold and impersonal — and very expensive. But making the choice to provide care yourself is fraught with financial risks and personal sacrifices.
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Four Laws Taking On Cancer Signed In Virginia

Gov. McDonnell is signed a package of four laws that will aid research, treatment and education in Virginia's on-going fight against cancer.

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Studies Reignite Mammography Debate For Middle-Aged Women

In two new papers, researchers found that two types of women would benefit from regular mammograms in their 40s: those who have very dense breasts, and those who have a close relative who had breast cancer. But some scientists say the papers are misleading women and their physicians.
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Robots Win Battle For Attention At Science Fair

There were robots everywhere at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington this past weekend. Robots shot baskets. There was a wheeled R2-D2 robot at the CIA's booth. And then there were surgical robots that let future doctors — and patients — try their hand at tasks requiring pinpoint accuracy.
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As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges

A common pill to treat Type 2 diabetes showed disappointing results when used by adolescents. Adding another drug helped a little, but lifestyle changes didn't improve the kids' ability to control their blood sugar.
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Johns Hopkins Hospital Moves Into Two New Towers

Johns Hopkins Hospital is making the big move into a new billion-dollar facility today.

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