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HPV information bill heads to Granholm

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Schools that provide information about vaccinations to families soon could include details about a vaccine to fight against a cause of cervical cancer.

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Disabled vet from South Bend re-learns to ski

Updated: 04/17/2008 - An annual event held by the National Disabled Veterans organization. gives disabled vets the chance to ski, and hopefully get a fresh perspective.

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Mayor signs strict Elkhart smoking ban

Updated: 04/15/2008 - The ban will take effect on May 15th, and bars will have until May 15th of next year to comply. Now, many on both sides of the debate are calling for a county-wide smoking ban... but that doesn't sound like it will happen very soon.

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Dangerous animal virus on US mainland?

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Concerns are being raised over a Bush administration effort to move research on foot-and-mouth animal disease from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock.

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Reading different languages may impact dyslexia

Posted: 04/08/2008 - Different cultures may need different treatments for children with dyslexia. Specifically, the learning disability seems to affect different parts of children's brains depending on whether they read English or Chinese.

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Philadelphia school effort cuts weight gain

Posted: 04/07/2008 - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and got rid of candy. They gave raffle tickets for wise food choices.

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Nintendo Wii used as rehab tool

Updated: 05/13/2013 - One hospital in Denver is using the system to help those who are paralyzed or suffering from brain injuries. Since the game system uses body movements to make on-screen characters take part in games like baseball, bowling, boxing and tennis.

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TB patient faces felony charges

Posted: 03/25/2008 - A man with a virulent form of TB who was once confined in a hospital jail ward for failing to wear a mask in public has now been indicted.

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Minorities and whites have differing views of health care

Posted: 03/11/2008 - Researchers at Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveyed more than 4,000 adults last year. They asked patients such questions as how quickly they were able to get an appointment and whether their doctor explained things in an understandable way,

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Inspections find more violations at Las Vegas clinics

Posted: 03/07/2008 - A Nevada state health official has told a health-care committee that violations, including the reuse of syringes and medication, have been found at 13 outpatient surgical centers, in addition to the clinic that prompted an investigation.

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Oregon to hold lottery for health insurance

Updated: 05/13/2013 - Oregon starts drawing names this week for a chance to enroll in a state program geared toward people who aren't poor enough for Medicaid but are too strapped for cash to buy their own insurance.

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Survey: One-third of workers sleepy

Updated: 05/13/2013 - A National Sleep Foundation survey of 1,000 people found participants average six hours and 40 minutes of sleep a night on weeknights, even though people estimated they'd need about 40 more minutes of sleep to be at their best.

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