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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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A promising treatment for MRSA discovered at Notre Dame

Updated: 02/22/2008 - It's a deadly superbug that often goes unnoticed in hospitals, locker rooms and even our homes. But researchers may have made a major breakthrough in dealing with MRSA, and a way to stop it may be in the shadow of the dome. Learn more about Notre Dame’s discovery, in Maureen’s Medical Moment.

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Health care providers urged to expand use of e-med records

Posted: 02/21/2008 - The practice has been adopted so far by some hospitals and physician groups who have been willing to shell out money for software systems. However, some smaller doctors' groups say the price for such technology is too high.

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Study suggests cutting salt could curb obesity

Posted: 02/21/2008 - According to a British study published today in an American Heart Association journal, researchers say kids who load up on salty meals and snacks and get thirsty too often turn to calorie-filled sodas.

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Campbell's reducing sodium in 4 dozen more soups

Posted: 02/18/2008 - The company says 12 soups for kids, which feature characters like Dora the Explorer and Batman, will have 480 milligrams of sodium per serving. The 20 percent reduction means the company can now legally label them as healthy foods.

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CDC issues death count, warns parents about 'choking game'

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Federal health officials are issuing a warning about a "choking game." It's a fad among teens and preteens in which children wrap dog leashes, bungee cords or other things around their necks to temporarily cut blood flow to the head.

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Surprise! Even some with chronic disease can live to 100

Posted: 02/12/2008 - New research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark, especially if they're given aggressive treatment.

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Study: Sadness can impair ability to spend wisely

Posted: 02/08/2008 - In the study, participants who watched a sad clip about a boy's mentor dying offered to pay nearly four times as much for a bottle of water than a group that watched a not-so-sad video -- about the Great Barrier Reef.

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FDA warns of suicide risk with epilepsy drugs

Posted: 02/01/2008 - The agency sifted through 200 studies on 11 different anti-seizure drugs, some of which have been on the market for decades. The studies tracked almost 28,000 people on the drugs and 16,000 on placebos.

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Compound cuts cerebral palsy in very premature babies

Posted: 01/31/2008 - In the government-funded study, researchers gave an infusion of magnesium sulfate to women about to give birth to a premature baby to see if it would reduce the risk of cerebral palsy.

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