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How To Find Out If Your Doctor And Drugmakers Are In A Relationship

Financial interests have the potential to influence what your doctor decides to do or prescribe for you. ProPublica has a fresh data you can mine to find out if your doctor gets money from drugmakers.

Medicare Chief Turns 65 And Qualifies For Coverage He Oversees

Medicare Administration Dr. Donald Berwick will now eat his own health insurance cooking. He started signing up for coverage earlier this week and hopes to have his Medicare card within a few weeks. He said he's getting no special treatment in the application process.
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Va. Gov., Jeff Gordon Team Up To End Hunger

Virginia Governor McDonnell, the AARP of Virginia, the Central Virginia Food Bank and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon have launched a statewide effort to help the hungry, as part of this weekend's 9/11 commemorations.


Hair Straightener Contains Dangerous Chemicals, FDA Says

The Food and Drug Administration is taking issue with the claim that "Brazilian Blowout" hair straightener is formaldehyde free. But the maker of the popular product says it is still safe and meets government standards.

Fewer Shots Of HPV Vaccine May Still Protect Against Cancer

Two doses of the HPV vaccine may be enough to protect women against the virus that causes cervical cancer, according to a new study. After four years, women who had just one or two shots had the same infection rate as women who had three shots. That could increase the number of women protected.

Federal Court Rejects Two Challenges To Health Law

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed cases brought by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.