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Locals without insurance react to the Health Care Reform Law

Updated: 06/28/2012 - The Supreme Court's ruling on The Health Care Reform Law upheld that every American must have health insurance, or pay a fine. But, many people who currently don't have insurance in Tennessee, simply can't afford it.

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Increased use of abandoned baby boxes concerns UN officials

Posted: 06/28/2012 - Concerns raised over "baby boxes" by a U.N. committee dedicated to protecting the rights of children have sparked a debate over whether or not abandoning children in a safe environment should still be tolerated.

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Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust.

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Tennessee men flunk 2012 health report

Updated: 06/13/2012 - The Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health released its 2012 Men's Health Report Card Tuesday morning. The study graded different areas of men's well-being on a A to F scale, and Tennessee men didn't score well.

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Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

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Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.

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In China, 1 in 10 TB cases are drug-resistant

Posted: 06/07/2012 - One in 10 cases of tuberculosis in China cannot be treated by the most commonly-used drugs, driven by a lack of testing and misuse of medicine.

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Child CT scans could raise cancer risk slightly

Posted: 06/07/2012 - Children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life, though the risk is still small and probably outweighed by the need to get the test, researchers reported.

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Children's welfare report examines state spending

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Children's advocates say a new report on the welfare of children in Tennessee supports their belief that more preventive care programs will benefit youth long term, as well as save the state money.

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In Mass., individual mandate sparks little outcry

Posted: 06/06/2012 - in Massachusetts, the only state with a so-called individual mandate, the threat of a tax penalty has sparked little public outcry since the law was signed in 2006 by the governor, Mitt Romney.

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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.

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Hospitals add palliative teams at feverish pace

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The field has expanded so rapidly that a majority of American hospitals now have palliative programs, to the delight of patients who say they've finally found relief and a sympathetic ear.

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GOP plays offense in medical device tax fight

Posted: 06/04/2012 - So though it is destined to die in the Democratic-run Senate, GOP leaders plan to push legislation through the House this week to repeal an excise tax on the makers of medical devices sold in the U.S. sales.

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More advanced therapies are being aimed at cancer

Posted: 06/04/2012 - New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now.

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LMU gets ready for free clinic next weekend

Posted: 05/31/2012 - All services are rendered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no eligibility requirements for dental, vision, and medical services. Those seeking veterinary services are required to bring proof of insurance.

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