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Black Hat Hacker Exposes Insulin Pump Threat

Posted: 08/05/2011 - A threat intelligence analyst tested to see if he could hack into wireless medical devices, such as his own insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor.

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Study Suggests Antidepressants Are Overprescribed

Posted: 08/05/2011 - More and more doctors are prescribing the drugs for patients who aren't suffering from depression or any other mental illness, according to a provocative new study.

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Red Wine May Stave Off Sunburn

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Spanish scientists discovered that grapes contain compounds that block chemical changes in the body associated with causing skin damage.

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Insurers Must Offer Women Free Birth Control

Posted: 08/01/2011 - The decision to require birth control coverage is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women's preventive care under the Affordable Care Act.

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Botox Shows Success In Beating Migraines

Posted: 07/28/2011 - In the past, the only option was to treat a migraine when it happened. But last fall, the FDA approved the first treatment to prevent future migraines - botox.

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Group Urges Mammograms At 40, Not 50

Posted: 07/20/2011 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued guidelines calling for annual mammograms starting at age 40.

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Panel Sparks Debate Over Government Coverage For Birth Control

Posted: 07/19/2011 - A panel from the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday gave the Health and Human Services Department a list of eight services for women it said should qualify as preventive care, including contraception, HIV screening and support for breast-feeding mothers.

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First Double Leg Transplant Performed

Posted: 07/11/2011 - A surgical team in Spain led by the same man who carried out the country's first face transplant has completed the world's first double leg transplant.

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Fireworks Spark ER Visits

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Topeka emergency rooms saw several people with fireworks-related injuries.

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KS Health Policy Authority Officially Moves To KDHE

Posted: 07/01/2011 - KDHE Secretary Dr. Robert Moser said he looks forward to continuing the KHPA’s work to promote healthy choices by Kansans while incorporating a new Division to enhance efforts aimed at improving Medicaid and other health care programs.

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Avastin as Breast Cancer Fighter Tests FDA's Ability to Say "No"

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Callous bureaucrats are trying to "steal away their hope." That's the way several dozen protesters outside the Food and Drug Administration's headquarters saw it. The ultimate decision rests with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

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