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Study: New Medicaid expansion could be a lifesaver

Posted: 07/26/2012 - States that expand their Medicaid programs under President Barack Obama's health care law may end up saving thousands of lives, a medical journal report released Wednesday indicates.

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Study of anti-AIDS vaginal ring begins in Africa

Posted: 07/25/2012 - A monthlong HIV blocker that women could use for protection without their partners knowing? Major new research is beginning in Africa to see whether a special kind of vaginal ring just might work.

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Researchers report more condom use among teenagers

Posted: 07/24/2012 - More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

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US donates extra $150 million to battle AIDS

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine — and the U.S. is donating an extra $150 million to help poor countries put them in place.

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Sec'y Clinton lauds headway in battle against AIDS

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it's possible to virtually eliminate HIV-infected births and the U.S. is donating $80 million in new funding to help poor countries reach that goal.

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Docs at odds over kids' cholesterol test guidance

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening.

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AIDS conference opens at key turning point

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Researchers, doctors and patients attending the world's largest AIDS conference are urging the world's governments not to cut back on the fight against the epidemic when it is at a turning point.

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New program aims to help the mentally ill

Posted: 07/20/2012 - Nearly a quarter of a million people in Tennessee live with mental illness and while not all mentally ill patients are violent, some do end up in trouble. Now, a new pilot project in Knox County will help families get help for their loved ones.

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How to protect kids from whooping cough outbreaks

Posted: 07/20/2012 - With nearly 18,000 cases so far this year, health officials say this is shaping up to be the worst national epidemic in more than 50 years for the highly contagious disease.

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AIDS specialists aim to jump-start hunt for a cure

Posted: 07/20/2012 - International AIDS specialists on Thursday released what they call a road map for research toward a cure for HIV — a strategy for scientists to explore a number of intriguing leads that just might, years from now, pan out.

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Feds: Hospital tech could have spread Hep C

Posted: 07/20/2012 - Authorities in at least six states are investigating whether a traveling hospital technician accused of infecting 30 people with hepatitis C in New Hampshire also exposed earlier patients.

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Free, healthy advice on a 'Grocery Store Tour'

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Before you finish that next grocery list, how about a personal shopper to help you pick the healthiest items for your family? You can take a guided tour and get advice from a dietitian in East Tennessee.

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'Doggy Fat Camp' helps overweight Beagle

Updated: 07/18/2012 - Mabel the Beagle weighed 67 pounds when she waddled through the doors of Young Williams Animal Center; that's that's the equivalent to a 380 pound person. However, she's losing weight with the help of Doggy Fat Camp.

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States saying no to 'Obamacare' could see downside

Posted: 07/18/2012 - For Gov. Rick Perry, saying "no" to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half the uninsured people who could be newly eligible for coverage in his state.

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