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Japanese gut colon robot is improbably called the Mermaid

Jun 30, 2011
Japanese researchers have developed a new camera that can swim in your colon, if that's something that sounds like a good idea in your mind. The...
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Stimulus help to states comes to a close

Jun 29, 2011
Federal efforts to help states shore up their budgets in the tough economy end on June 30, leaving states to close spending gaps on their own. Many programs face deep cuts to accommodate mandatory Medicaid spending.
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Health care spending: A lot for a few

Jun 28, 2011
A new report says about 5 percent of us are responsible for almost half of all health care spending in the U.S.
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Avastin could lose FDA approval

Jun 28, 2011
In an unprecedented public hearing at the FDA, the drug Avastin could lose its approval for treatment of breast cancer.
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Some hospitals think 'lean' when it comes to health care

Jun 27, 2011
One strategy for fixing the U.S. health care system that's been gaining momentum lately has origins in the Far East.
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New Jersey legislation approves cuts in benefits

Jun 24, 2011
Garden State lawmakers gave final approval to a plan that would require public workers to pay more for benefits. Joshua Rauh, associate professor of finance at Northwestern University, explains.
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Report: Resident doctors may need more sleep

Jun 24, 2011
In a report out today from the journal Nature and Science of Sleep, first-year residents may soon have more hours between shifts to sleep. But that may not be enough to prevent medical errors.
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McKinsey health care study criticized for flaws

Jun 21, 2011
McKinsey says its recent conclusion that some 30 percent of employers would drop health coverage once state insurance exchanges start up is not predictive.
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Medical identity theft climbs

Jun 21, 2011
Imposters don't just want access to your credit cards anymore. They want your insurance policy.
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A new way to diagnose PTSD

Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are working on a way to diagnose PTSD in a way that's based on more than an interview with a physician. They're using sensors and...
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