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Consumers Beware: Health Care Costs All Over The Map

Posted: 05/31/2012 - What you pay for medical procedures can vary drastically from city to city, hospital to hospital, even doctor to doctor - and there's not a whole lot you can do about it, according to a new report in Consumer Reports magazine.

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Food Safety Handling Class Offered in Topeka

Posted: 05/30/2012 - The class is open to all, from the home cook or someone who volunteers to prepare food for church events to employees of full-service restaurants and other food service establishments.

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Temptation For Abuse Lies In Medicine Cabinet

Posted: 05/24/2012 - More than 6.2 million people over the age of 12 report abusing prescription drugs. Of those, less than five percent report getting their drugs from a stranger or a dealer.

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Racy PSA Warns Seniors About STDs

Posted: 05/24/2012 - Thanks to many factors - from online dating sites to modern medicine - more senior citizens today have active sex lives. They are also more likely to get sexually transmitted diseases.

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Some River Ranch Bagged Salads Deemed Health Risk

Posted: 05/22/2012 - Citing a potential health risk, the California Department of Public Health warned consumers Friday to not eat certain bagged salads manufactured by River Ranch Fresh Foods and sold under various names.

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Tuberculosis Patient Charged For Not Taking Meds

Posted: 05/16/2012 - Health officials said Armando Rodriguez, 34, of Stockton has active pulmonary tuberculosis, which can include coughing up blood or sputum and can spread through the air.

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Study Links Athletic, Military Brain Injuries

Posted: 05/16/2012 - Autopsies of four young veterans found the earliest signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in their brain tissue, Boston researchers reported Wednesday.

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FDA Panel Recommends Approving Home HIV Test

Posted: 05/15/2012 - Consumers may soon be able to test themselves for HIV and quickly learn the results in the privacy of their own homes following a unanimous approval recommendation from a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.

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Binkies, Bottles And Sippy Cups: Handle With Care

Posted: 05/15/2012 - When babies are on the verge of walking, their parents know it's high time to baby-proof the house or apartment. But in all the preparations, they may forget to baby-proof their child as well - not by wrapping their little one in bubble-wrap, but by removing potentially dangerous objects from their child's mouth.

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Memory Gene May Fuel PTSD

Posted: 05/15/2012 - A vivid memory can be an asset if you're studying for an exam or trying to recall the details of a conversation, but that aptitude may backfire when it comes to forming long-term responses to emotional trauma.

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U.S Unveils Alzheimer's Strategy Amid Disturbing Projections

Posted: 05/15/2012 - It's an exceptional moment in the struggle to find effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, says one expert. Why? Take a look at these disturbing Alzheimer's statistics projected for 2050: • 11 million additional people will have the condition in the United States

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Nearly 1 In 3 Have Sleepwalked, Study Finds

Posted: 05/15/2012 - Sleepwalking isn't just a quirk of Homer Simpson and other cartoon characters who go on unconscious adventures. New research suggests it's even more common than you may think.

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