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Study finds heart risks in young cancer survivors

Posted: 05/16/2008 - New research suggests children who survive cancer face a much greater risk of heart problems later in life than their brothers and sisters who did not have cancer.

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More cancer patients having whole breast removed

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Doctors are reporting that a growing number of women with early stage breast cancer seem to be choosing to have the whole breast removed instead of just the cancerous lump.

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Drug combo helps women with advanced breast cancer

Updated: 08/04/2008 - A study suggests a combination of two new-generation cancer drugs modestly delayed the time it took for the disease to worsen in 300 women who had stopped responding to other treatments.

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Drugs, teens, pot are dangerous mix

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A White House report suggests depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts.

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Anti-psychotic drugs used more for U.S. kids

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Some doctors are taking a look at how many children are taking anti-psychotic medicines, and the effects of treating conditions like autism and hyperactivity.

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Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

Posted: 05/02/2008 - It's part of a Pentagon campaign to urge troops into counseling for wartime mental problems. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has announced that the therapy won't "count against" troops when they apply for national security clearances.

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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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