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Cancer Doc Brawley Says The U.S. Health Care System Is Sick

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, gave a fiery speech at annual meeting of Association of Health Care Journalists over the weekend. It was a no-holds-barred critique of the U.S. system of health care.

Are Local Salad Greens Safer Than Packaged Salad Greens?

When it comes to food safety, big and small vegetable farmers are living in different worlds. And now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is struggling to draft safety regulations that will apply to most of these vegetable growers.
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Metro Bus Driver Contracts Viral Meningitis

Frequent Metro bus riders in Northwest D.C. may want to pay special attention to their health this week, after WMATA reported that a bus operator suffered from viral meningitis when driving a bus on Friday morning.

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Head Of Coast Guard Treated For Prostate Cancer

The head of the Coast Guard is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations

Nobody wants to hear a baby cry. Researchers say the same techniques that soothe a colicky infant can help relieve the pain of vaccinations.

Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies

A survey by the Interactive Autism Network found that nearly two-thirds of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point. And it found that these kids are three times as likely as typical kids to have been bullied in the past month.