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AARP: Short-staffing compromises Tennessee elderly care

Updated: 03/12/2009 - One of our country's more powerful fighters for senior citizens-- claims that tennessee's nursing homes wouldn't be sued so often, if they weren't so understaffed. The American Association of Retired Persons commissioned this study as ammunition against any tort reform that would limit the damages a jury could award for negligent or dangerous care. But its findings may raise new questions about whether the way Uncle Sam grades care-- is fair.

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Benefits of drinking red wine

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Despite red wine's healthy reputation, a new study finds it won't lower your odds of cancer.

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Report: Happier, healthier in the West

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A survey of Americans' well-being gives high marks to Utah, Hawaii and Wyoming, all of which offer plenty of outdoor recreation.

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Healthcare on Obama's agenda

Updated: 03/05/2009 - President Obama is ready to kick off another major part of his agenda: health care reform.

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Warning: Don't wear medication patches during MRI

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Need an MRI scan? Tell the doctor if you use any kind of medication patch -- from nicotine patches to hormone-releasing ones -- or you risk a burn during the MRI.

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New procedure could lessen effects of glaucoma

Posted: 03/04/2009 - UNDATED (WVLT) -- Mayo Clinic doctors are using a new procedure to help prevent people with glaucoma from feeling the advanced effects of the disease.

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Supreme Court rejects limits on drug lawsuits

Posted: 03/04/2009 - The Supreme Court has upheld a $6.7 million jury award to a musician who lost her arm because of a botched injection of an anti-nausea medication. The court brushed away a plea that it limit lawsuits against drug makers.

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