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How You Might Turn Your Health Cost Story Into A Little Cash

There are $1,000 prizes to be had for the best essays about how medical decisions affect the cost of care. There are separate categories for patients and clinicians. And the essays can reveal cost horrors or smart ways the system does more with less.
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Ten Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Some doctors wince when patients show up with sheafs of Internet printouts. But a good conversation between doctor and patient can make a big difference in the quality of medical care provided. Here are some tips on what to ask.
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Predicting Sexual Function After Prostate Treatment

Around half in a group of men who had surgery or radiation for prostate cancer recovered or maintained sexual function, researchers found. The finding should give men facing prostate cancer treatment a more realistic idea of what to expect before starting down the road.
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Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit

At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.
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FDA Confirms Source Of Cantaloupe Contamination

Tests show cantaloupes from Jensen Farms carried bacteria linked to an outbreak of listeriosis that has sickened 35 people. The germs were also found found on packing equipment. Last week the company recalled the affected melons.

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