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Hospitals That Serve The Poor Struggle With Readmissions

Hospitals that treat many poor people face challenges in managing their care. The problem is compounded by the fact that the same hospitals often have fewer resources at their disposal.
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Vatican Declares Boy's Recovery A 'Miracle'

On Monday, the Vatican declared a boy's recovery from a flesh-eating bacterium a miracle, brought about by Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman who lived 350 years ago and was beatified by the church. The declaration means she is likely to become the first Native American saint.
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Virginia Drops Ball On Licensing For Autism Treatment

Virginia legislators have failed to establish a licensing procedure for autism therapy, which could leave many families paying for treatment out of their pockets.

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Generic Lipitor Now At Stores Near You

During the first full week that generic Lipitor was available, the brand-name version accounted for less than half of the prescriptions for the cholesterol drug. Generics claimed 59 percent of the market. Savings on the popular drug are just getting rolling.
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Second Neti-Pot Death From Amoeba Prompts Tap-Water Warning

Two people died in Louisiana after using neti pots to rinse their sinuses. State health officials warn that tap water, implicated in both fatalities isn't safe for noses. The two people died from rare infections with brain-eating amoebas.
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Why Are We More Hungry In The Winter?

When winter arrives, many of us want to eat more. Some experts say it's a vestige of biology: the drive to hoard calories like chipmunks. Others say it's because we have more opportunities to eat — parties, holiday gatherings and other events of the season.

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