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FBI disrupts shootings through interventions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it has helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks this year, in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals. It’s an achievement that […]

12/16/2013

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Docs get more precise about full-term pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation’s obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy. On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from […]

10/22/2013

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Study finds most twins can be born without a C-section

Expecting twins? You probably don’t need to schedule a cesarean section. Most moms can safely give birth without surgery, a big study finds. It’s the latest research to question the need for C-sections, which are […]

10/02/2013

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More kids protected from flu; CDC says keep it up

WASHINGTON (AP) — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still […]

09/26/2013

The drug Axiron, an underarm gel used for boosting levels of testosterone. (AP Photo/Eli Lilly & Co.)

Low estrogen may play a role in ‘male menopause’

The ads tout testosterone treatments for “low T,” but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen — the female hormone […]

09/11/2013

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Inmate shoots deputy sheriff at Boston hospital

BOSTON (AP) — An inmate being taken for treatment at a specialty hospital shot a deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer’s gun Wednesday, then was shot and critically wounded by a second deputy, […]

07/31/2013

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Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

BOSTON (AP) — Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten […]

07/17/2013

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LA hospitals earn top rankings in report

   LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, along with its sister campus in Santa Monica, was named today the top hospital in the state and Los Angeles area and fifth […]

07/16/2013

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

John Kerry’s wife moves to rehab hospital

BOSTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry has been moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Boston as the condition of the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues to improve. State Department spokesman Glen […]

07/11/2013

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

Condition of hospitalized Heinz Kerry is upgraded

BOSTON (AP) — The condition of Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to a ketchup company fortune, was upgraded from critical to fair Monday, a day after she […]

07/08/2013

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