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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick....
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VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job....
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Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls....
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Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools
CHICAGO (AP) -- Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests....
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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre....
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Check doctors' vitals, before they check yours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that....
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Tips for choosing a doctor
A referral from another physician or family and friends is a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice....
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Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused....
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Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue....
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S....
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