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Too much iced tea caused Arkansas man's kidney problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause - his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day....
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Senate has new deadline to avoid doctors' Medicare cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress will get a little extra time to prevent a threatened 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors....
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Texas bill would bar gun ownership status in medical record
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep a person's gun ownership status from being listed in their medical records, a move health providers worry would be an unnecessary government intrusion that harms their consultations with patients....
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10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic....
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Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings....
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3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been....
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Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night....
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An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
CHICAGO (AP) -- An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples....
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Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators....
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Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage....
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