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What's Going Around

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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House Republicans Unveil $700B Health Care Plan

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Even as Democrats in the House report a deal that could bring a September vote on a health care reform plan, Republicans there are unveiling a plan of their own.

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NIH Stops Study in Sickle Cell Patients

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The government has stopped a study of a potential treatment for certain sickle cell disease sufferers a year early because of a big increase in serious side effects.

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FDA Concludes Mercury in Dental Fillings Not Risky

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The government declared Tuesday that silver dental fillings contain too little mercury to harm the millions who've had cavities filled with them — including young children — and that only people allergic to mercury need to avoid them.

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Pregnancy Likely To Be H1N1 Vaccine Priority

Updated: 07/28/2009 - The H1N1 flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new flu vaccine this fall.

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FDA: Schering Psychiatric Appears Safe, Effective

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Federal health regulators say an experimental drug from Schering-Plough Corp. appears to be safe and effective for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Bipartisan Group Omitting Dem Health Care Goals

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Officials say that a bipartisan group in the Senate is edging closer to a health care compromise that omits a government insurance option that President Barack Obama favors. Nor is it expected to require businesses to offer coverage to their employees.

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Rep. Hoyer Suggests Delay In House Vote On Health Care

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The second-ranking Democrat in the House says lawmakers may not be able to vote on a health care bill next week but might remain in Washington in August to complete President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

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