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For Some Sandy Survivors, Medicine's The Big Worry

More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, many people in New York and New Jersey are still focused on restoring the basics: food, electricity, water. Most vulnerable are the elderly and sick — many of whom can't get to their doctors or refill prescriptions.

Liberal Group Proposes Reduced Medicare Spending

The Center for American Progress, a think-tank closely associated with President Obama, offered up a deal on Wednesday on how to cut the deficit by reducing spending for Medicare without, it says, hurting seniors.

Recurring Lyme Disease Rash Caused By Reinfection, Not Relapse

Some doctors thought Lyme disease was a chronic condition that relapsed. Now, there's evidence that recurring cases of Lyme disease may actually be caused by multiple, discrete tick bites and infections.
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Cigarette Tax Hike Called For In Maryland

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett joined the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition in calling Maryland to raise the taxes on cigarettes again next year.


Signs Of Drug-Resistant Malaria Emerge In Vietnam And Myanmar

Southeast Asia is a hot spot for drug-resistant malaria. In the past few years, parasites in two regions have become less responsive to the last, best drug we have against malaria. Researchers report that this new type of drug resistance may be spreading to Vietnam and central Myanmar.

I, Robot: Paraplegics Get An Assist

Wearable robots are making walking a reality for paraplegics in rehabilitation centers around the country. But before Iron Man-like suits become mainstream, they'll need to overcome cost and regulatory hurdles.