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Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

Needle sharing and drug use put an estimated 4,000 people at risk for contracting HIV every year. Now, the same medications that are used to treat HIV-positive individuals might also protect the uninfected before they engage in risky behavior.
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Judge Reluctantly Approves Government Plan For Morning-After Pill

Women and teenagers should soon be able to buy emergency contraception with no age restrictions, according to a federal district judge's memorandum. But the Obama administration's plan will put just one brand-name formulation of the "morning after" pill on store shelves.
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Could Brain Scans Reveal The Right Treatment For Depression?

Treating depression is a hit-or-miss process; the first treatment works less than half the time. Scientists say they may be able to use PET brain scans to tell whether antidepressants or cognitive behavioral therapy will work best. But tailored treatments are still far off.
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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin To Step Down

Benjamin, citing her work on disease prevention and wellness programs, will return to her home in southern Alabama to treat patients at the clinic she founded south of Mobile.
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Quadriplegic Dad Shares Joys, Challenges Of Raising Triplets

Twenty-six years ago, Richie Lynch was paralyzed in a diving accident. Twelve years ago, he became the father of triplets.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.

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New York Hospitals Shelve Rivalries For Proton Beam Project

Instead of waiting for individual hospitals to apply to build proton centers, a health planning council solicited proposals, promising to favor collaborative approaches. A five-hospital group that teamed with a private company got the go-ahead to build in New York City.

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