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Paraplegic loses case over rare stem-cell surgery

Posted: 08/14/2011 - The Michigan Supreme Court says an insurance company doesn't have to pay for stem-cell surgery on a paraplegic, a decision that could affect whether people pursue unusual medical procedures.

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Indianapolis hospitals banning work-hours smoking

Posted: 08/12/2011 - Those working at Indiana University Health's downtown Indianapolis hospitals will soon be prohibited from smoking at any time during their work hours, even if they are far from the hospital during a lunch break.

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SJRMC named among "Most Wired" for paperless effort

Updated: 06/20/2012 - Touch screens, scanners and electronic medical records helped land the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center as one of the nation's "Most Wired Hospitals" in a recent edition of "Hospitals & Health Networks" magazine.

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Two women shed 70 lbs. by using a "treadmill desk"

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Last summer, NewsCenter 16 told you about a new piece of workout technology called “The Treadmill Desk”, which two Morris Inn employees had the privilege of testing.

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Prescription shake may help slow effects of Alzheimers

Updated: 07/08/2011 - One in eight older Americans is living with Alzheimer's disease. Almost twice as many women suffer from it as men, and there is no cure. But slowing it down could be as simple as drinking a high-powered prescription energy drink.

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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

Posted: 06/27/2011 - The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep its drug Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective against the disease.

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Sleep Apnea, Pt. 2: The not-so silent killer

Updated: 06/22/2011 - NewsCenter 16 Producer Joel McFarlin's dad died of sleep apnea at the age of 34. A snorer himself, Joel undergoes a sleep study to find out whether he could suffer the same fate as his father.

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