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Nebraska Doctor Wants to Carry on Tiller's Mission

Updated: 09/06/2011 - Physician LeRoy Carhart wants to continue providing third-term abortions after the brazen slaying of his friend and colleague George Tiller, but the Nebraska doctor doesn't have anywhere to perform them — and he's one of only a handful of providers who will.

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President Said To Be Open To Taxing Health Benefits

Posted: 06/02/2009 - A key senator in the health overhaul debate says President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to taxing health care benefits, something he campaigned hard against while running for president.

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2 Democrats Push New FDA To Review BPA Safety

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its conclusion that a much-debated chemical used in baby bottles and food containers is safe for infants.

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Senate Advances Bill to Regulate Tobacco

Posted: 06/02/2009 - The Senate has agreed to take up legislation giving the government some controls over the tobacco industry, increasing chances that a long-sought goal of anti-smoking advocates will finally be realized.

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Folic Acid Offers More Protection Than Thought

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Baby-protecting folic acid is getting renewed attention: Not only does it fight spina bifida and some related abnormalities, new research shows it also may prevent premature birth and heart defects.

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Health Industry Delivers Plan To White House

Posted: 06/01/2009 - Health industry officials delivered a plan to the White House Monday documenting how they'll attempt to save $2 trillion over a decade through measures like reducing hospitalizations and cutting down on paperwork.

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Kansas Stops Testing Some H1N1 Flu Cases

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Kansas health officials say they're no longer testing for H1N1 flu in several Kansas counties where confirmed cases already exist.

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Study Says Uninsured Are Costly For All

Posted: 05/28/2009 - A new report says the average family with health insurance pays an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for uninsured people.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Health Insurer Suggests Ways To Save Government $500 Billion

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A major health insurer says the government can save big money on health care by sending patients to cheaper, more efficient doctors, reducing hospital visits by the elderly and cutting down on unnecessary care.

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Big NFL Players Are Prone to High Blood Pressure

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Supersized pro football players are prone to high blood pressure but fare better on some other health measures than more average-sized men, new NFL-sponsored research shows.

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Test For Early Alzheimer's in Late Development

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A research institute devoted to Alzheimer's and related diseases has teamed up with a major maker of diagnostic tests to speed development of what could be the first test to detect Alzheimer's in its early stages.

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US Cancer Death Rate Drops Again in 2006

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The U.S. cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to declines in smoking, earlier detection and better treatment.

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