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Trained Interpreters Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

Though they may be well-meaning, not to mention more affordable than trained interpreters, relying on accidental interpreters, such as family members, during medical treatment isn't the best idea, research has found.
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All Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer Should End, Task Force Says

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the testing doesn't save enough lives to justify the risk of unnecessary surgery and radiation. But one testing supporter says, "If all PSA screening were to stop, there would be thousands of men who would unnecessarily suffer and die from prostate cancer."
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Task Force: Men Don't Need Regular Prostate Tests

A federal task force has concluded that men over 50 don't need a regular blood test for prostate cancer. Millions of men get the test every year. The task force says too many unnecessary treatments are being performed because of the test.
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Housing First For The Homeless, Says Maryland Group

A community outreach is bucking conventional wisdom in addressing homelessness in Maryland by first placing people in housing before trying to remedy their more complicated issues.

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Catholic Groups Sue Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

More than 40 Catholic educational, charitable and other entities filed a dozen lawsuits in federal court around the nation Monday, charging that the Obama Administration's rule requiring coverage of birth control in most health insurance plans violates their religious freedom.
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Archdiocese Of Washington Challenges Contraception Mandate

The Archdiocese of Washington is suing the federal government to challenge the mandate that birth control be included in healthcare coverage for religious-affiliated institutions.

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Katie Beckett Defied The Odds, Helped Other Disabled Kids Live Longer

Katie Beckett, 34, died Friday morning in the same hospital where she once made history. Beckett spent most of the first three years of her life in an Iowa hospital because she needed to breathe on a ventilator much of the day. Medicaid would only pay for the expensive treatment if she stayed in the hospital. Her case led to a change in that rule.

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