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ETSU offers combined pharmacy and MBA degree

Posted: 07/10/2013 - The curriculum was developed between ETSU's Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the ETSU College of Business and Technology. It should allow students to complete both degrees in four years.

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Unusual pattern of spine injuries from jet crash

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Many survivors of Saturday's plane crash in San Francisco have a surprising pattern of spine injuries that a doctor says shows how violently they were shaken despite wearing seat belts.

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Tennova, Covenent join Community Health Alliance

Updated: 07/08/2013 - The Community Health Alliance (CHA), Tennessee's health insurance CO-OP, collaborated with these two East Tennessee partners, as well as Decatur County General Hospital.

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Jury convicts former doctor in Vegas hep C case

Posted: 07/02/2013 - A prominent former Las Vegas doctor and endoscopy clinic owner was convicted Monday of all 27 criminal charges against him — including second-degree murder — in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

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Doctors: Patents keep HIV drugs too pricy to use

Posted: 07/02/2013 - Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that rising intellectual property rights are blocking the generic production of newer drugs to treat HIV and are keeping them out of reach for developing countries.

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Germantown begins own ambulance service

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Germantown Fire Chief John Selberg said he was able to make the numbers work by shifting some firefighter positions to the emergency medical service.

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Judge: Hobby Lobby won't have to pay fines

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Hobby Lobby and a sister company will not be subject to $1.3 million in daily fines beginning Monday for failing to provide access to certain forms of birth control through its employees' health care plans.

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Death Valley temps at least tie record

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Temperatures in Death Valley — the legendary hottest place on Earth — at least tied a record Sunday as a heat wave brought triple-digit highs across the West.

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4 charged in health insurance policy scheme

Posted: 06/28/2013 - A Springfield couple and two other people have been indicted on charges that they defrauded more than 17,000 people of more than $28 million in a national health care scheme.

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More C-sections are now done closer to due date

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Not only has the nation's high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother's due date, a new government report found.

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$839M inmate medical complex dedicated in California

Posted: 06/27/2013 - On Monday, a health threat posed by a potentially lethal airborne fungus prompted a federal judge to order as many as 3,250 inmates transferred immediately from two Central Valley prisons.

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NIH to retire most chimps from medical research

Posted: 06/27/2013 - It's official: The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in government medical research, saying humans' closest relatives "deserve special respect."

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New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

Posted: 06/27/2013 - High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items.

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Judge: California must move inmates because of fungus

Posted: 06/25/2013 - A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to move several thousand inmates out of two California prisons because they are at a high risk of contracting a potentially deadly airborne fungus.

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Latest bird flu strain 'kills more than a third'

Posted: 06/24/2013 - More than a third of patients infected with a new strain of bird flu died after being admitted to the hospital earlier this year, Chinese researchers report in a new study.

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Doctors make progress toward 'artificial pancreas'

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Doctors are reporting a major step toward an "artificial pancreas," a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.

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Texas lawmakers approve abortion restrictions

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Many members of the conservative majority had flyers on their desks that read "Psalm 139:13-14," which reads in part, "You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

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Report: Economic well-being of US children slips

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Overall, the report shows there have been gains in education and health nationally, but since 2005, there have been serious setbacks when it comes to the economic well-being of children.

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Carpenter House to help men with sickle cell

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Trevor Thompson, president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee, told The Commercial Appeal that the Carpenter House will be among the first such residences in the country.

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