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Americans Want Better Bacteria Protection In Hospitals

There's a 1-in-10 chance that the next time you go to the hospital for surgery, you may get an infection -- and it could be deadly. Those findings are contained in a new survey sponsored by The Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) and Kaiser Permanente.

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D.C. Student Conference Tackles HIV/AIDS Awareness

High school students from the region and around the county gathered in the district Monday to gain more insight about HIV/AIDS. It is hoped many will use the knowledge in a future career.

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The District Falls Short In HIV/AIDS Education

A new report says the District isn't doing enough to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The nonprofit group D.C. Appleseed, says Mayor Vincent Gray should expand programs that offer free, clean needles to addicts and push HIV/AIDS education in public schools.

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Nurses At D.C.'s Largest Hospital Go On Strike

Registered nurses with the Washington Hospital Center are holding a strike after their union failed to reach negotiations with hospital management over wages and benefits. Nurses say the proposed pay cuts will have a direct effect on patient care.

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Father, Son Cope With Huntington's Disease

The relationship of a father and son is the subject of a new documentary that takes place in India.

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Local Grocer Busts Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Arizona have found that 72 percent of supermarket carts contain harmful germs, including fecal bacteria and even E Coli. The investigators say the carts they tested had more germs than the supermarkets' restrooms.

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