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Medical gadgets evolving

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Cell phones and computers have evolved by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Now, it's time for medical devices to do the same.

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Red Cross holding several local blood drives soon

Updated: 12/26/2011 - As we wrap up the month of December and enter into a new year, the Red Cross is reminding us that it's the perfect time to roll up our sleeves and save a life by donating blood.

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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

Posted: 12/26/2011 - NEW YORK (AP) - Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.

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Bill in Senate would free nursing moms from juries

Posted: 12/26/2011 - The Michigan Senate is expected to consider a bill giving breast-feeding mothers an automatic exemption from jury duty, something that now depends on individual judges' decisions.

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Doctors viewing HIV and AIDS in a new light

Updated: 12/22/2011 - Since the first cases of aids were reported back in 1981, more than 600,000 Americans have died. But thanks to advances in treatment, the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the US are living longer then ever before.

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NE Indiana school facing chickenpox outbreak

Posted: 12/21/2011 - Health officials are offering chickenpox vaccinations for students at a northeastern Indiana school where several children have come down with the illness.

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Breast Cancer fundraiser for Elkhart mom

Posted: 12/17/2011 - The giving spirit was alive in St. Joseph County Saturday night, as friends and family of a mother diagnosed with breast cancer raffled off prizes and filled up on food as part of a fundraiser for her medical costs.

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"Broken" Heart Saves Little Girl

Updated: 12/16/2011 - In a seven-year span, 533 kids hoping for heart transplants didn't get one in time. But one little girl's surgery could change the rules—and save more lives.

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Robotic Knee Surgery and home the same day: Part 2

Updated: 06/20/2012 - Having knee replacement surgery used to mean weeks in bed and, sometimes, months to recover. Now, thanks to the help of a robot, doctors can use pinpoint accuracy to find the problem causing knee pain, and many times, patients now go home the same day, walking on a cane.

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