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As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

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February 24, 2017 at 7:04 am

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS HOUSTON -- Doctors had hoped a drug used to stop bleeding could be a potential emergency treatment for brain hemorrhages. Now, two parallel trials in Canada...

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Support For Health Law Grows, Leaving Republicans In A Bind

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Republican members of Congress are at home this week, with many of them getting an earful from anxious constituents about their plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. A poll out Frida...

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After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought ba...

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A Safety-Net Medical Center Wrestles With Specter Of ‘Repeal’

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by w...

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Congress Considering Bill to Block Soy, Almond Producers From Milking Dairy Benefits

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February 24, 2017 at 7:40 am | Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images February 24, 2017 -- Soy and almond milk producers may have to do their crying over spilt plant-based beverages if industry-backed legislation ...

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Threat Of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Community Health Centers In Limbo

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 i...

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Sprint To Find Zika Vaccine Could Hinge On Summer Outbreaks

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | As warmer temperatures herald the arrival of pesky mosquitoes, researchers are feverishly working on several promising vaccines against Zika, a virus notorious for infecting humans through this insec...

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KHN On Call: When Is ACA Repeal For Real?

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | “KHN On Call” is a new regular feature, a product of our ongoing partnership with NPR. Each week, Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, will answer a few audience questions about the new...

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Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t sleep at night. Eventually, she stopp...

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