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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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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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