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Plastic surgery peaks during the holidays

Dec 29, 2011
It's the most wonderful time of the year... At least for cosmetic surgeons.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, holidays

States snuff out smoking prevention programs

Dec 28, 2011
Faced with big budget gaps, state governments are taking money away from programs that help people quit smoking. Analysts say this will cost more in the long run.
Posted In: Health, cigarette, health care

The war on cancer -- a healthy metaphor?

Dec 23, 2011
President Richard Nixon used the phrase "war on cancer" in signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Forty years later, scientists say our understanding of cancer has outgrown a military analogy.
Posted In: cancer, Health

The birth of a new career

Dec 23, 2011
New programs help low-income women train to become doulas and birthing assistants.
Posted In: doula, birth, Health

Not-for-profit hospitals?

Dec 20, 2011
The name implies health care for the poor in exchange for tax breaks. But it turns out it's not that simple.
Posted In: Health, health care, nonprofits

A compromise on Medicare

Dec 15, 2011
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden have a plan.
Posted In: Health, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden, Medicare

Plan B could go O.T.C.

Dec 7, 2011
Today, the FDA decides whether to sell the morning after pill over-the-counter. Over-the-counter drugs can often make drug makers a lot more money than prescriptions.
Posted In: Health, prescription, pharmaceuticals

Lipitor makes way for generics

Nov 29, 2011
Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug loses patent protection December 1. It could have happened sooner.
Posted In: Lipitor, generic drugs, Health, health care

New approaches to football helmets aim to curb concussions

Nov 24, 2011
A new line of helmets are built to not just cushion the blow but provide data as well.
Posted In: football, NFL, Health

Teen birth rate hits lowest level in decades

Nov 18, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting this morning that teenage girls in the U.S. are having fewer babies than ever before.
Posted In: pregnancy, teen, Health

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