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  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    CHICAGO (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.

    Associated Press
  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.

    Associated Press
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  • Obamacare Love And Trepidation As Told On The Websites Of Congressional Democrats

    WASHINGTON -- Want to know how Democrats really feel about campaigning on Obamacare? Go to their websites. The pages touting lawmakers' reelection, or advertising the work they do in the House or Senate, often show how closely they want to associate themselves with the health care law. The…

    Huffington Post
  • [video] Russia Begins Military Exercises Near Ukraine, and More

    What's News: Russia launches military exercises near the Ukraine border. E-cigarette makers face first regulations. Vermont to require food makers to label GMO products. Sara Murray reports. Photo: Getty...

    MarketWatch
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    Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security

    Three doctors identified as U.S. citizens were killed in Thursday by Afghan security guards at the American-owned CURE Hospital in Kabul. Hospital officials asked for prayers and support for the affected families. (April 24)

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  • [video] Biogen barreling down on Alzheimer's

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks with George Scangos, Biogen Idec CEO, about the drug maker's fight against MS and Alzheimer's. Scangos also comments on Valeant's bid for Alllergan.

    CNBC
  • Behavior therapy works over short term for young kids with OCD

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A family-based cognitive behavioral therapy markedly improves symptoms in children as young as five years old with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a new study. The behavioral treatment, which involved parents heavily and is already…

    Reuters
  • [video] The App for the Quantified Baby

    Baby Bundle, a new app, aims to place all the information that new parents need for the first 24 months of parenthood. Will it be enough to soothe new parents? Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, Baby Bundle co-founder, ...

    MarketWatch
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  • Fighting Test Stress: A Survival Guide to SAT Prep

    Here are several ways to keep stress from undermining your test performance

    BusinessWeek
  • [video] One Medical reinvents the doctor visit

    We know the health care system is broken systematically, says Dr. Tom Lee, One Medical Group CEO explaining how his disruptive primary care practice aims to fix patient care.

    CNBC
  • Yankees Recommend Surgery for Nova

    Ivan Nova is moving closer to season-ending surgery for the torn ligament in his pitching elbow.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulation For the First Time

    The Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new set of rules that will make selling e-cigarettes to minors illegal, regulating the $2 billion industry for the first time. The public has 75 days to comment on the proposed rules, which would require e-cigarette manufacturers to report…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Vaccines prevent more than 700,000 child deaths in the U.S.: CDC

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal government program launched 20 years ago to increase vaccinations for low-income children in the United States will prevent more than 700,000 deaths, but measles remains a stubborn adversary, with more than 129 cases so far this year, a federal agency…

    Reuters
  • J&J: Business doing well on new product approvals

    Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Thursday that all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year. Gorsky told about 1,650 shareholders at J&J's annual ...

    Associated Press
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  • Salmonella cases decline, but other foodborne illnesses up

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There was little progress in reducing food poisoning rates in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although Salmonella infections decreased by 9 percent in 2013, illnesses caused by other…

    Reuters
  • The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation exists to impose price controls and limit payments to providers.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Wife of US Doctor Slain in Afghan Hospital Forgives Gunman

    American doctor Jerry Umanos who was killed in a Kabul hospital today had given up his Chicago practice to spend the last nine years caring for children in Afghanistan.

    ABC News
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    American killed in Afghanistan remembered as "loving, caring physician"

    A Chicago hospital is in mourning after one of its doctors is killed while working at a Kabul hospital, along with two other Americans. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
  • CDC: Vaccines Prevented 322M Diseases

    A new CDC report serves as a wake-up call for the importance of childhood vaccines.

    The Daily Beast
  • King bids to reassure Saudis as MERS deaths hit 85

    King Abdullah was in the Saudi commercial hub of Jeddah on Thursday in a bid to reassure a worried public as the death toll from the MERS virus hit 85. The Red Sea city has seen a spate of cases among health staff in recent weeks that have sparked fears that the virus has mutated to make it more…

    AFP
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