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NFL and Union Approve Neurologists

Posted: 11/23/2009 - The NFL and its players union have approved independent doctors to evaluate head injuries for about half of the 32 teams so far as part of a new program.

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FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Enhanced Vaccine for Kids

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Federal health experts say an updated version of Pfizer's best-selling anti-infection vaccine is safe and effective for infants and toddlers, despite company studies that failed to meet certain goals.

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HHS Secretary says Mammograms Still Vital

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says federal policy on who should get breast cancer screening has not changed.

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Mrs. Obama: Health Overhaul Will Help Older Women

Posted: 11/13/2009 - First lady Michelle Obama is assuring older women they won't be lose Medicare benefits through a health care overhaul and the legislation is designed to bring down their health care costs.

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Pentagon says 300 doses of H1N1 Vaccine at Guantanamo

Posted: 11/10/2009 - The Pentagon says a small shipment of swine flu vaccine has arrived at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. It's unlikely any of the terror detainees held there will get any of the sought-after vaccine now.

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Q & A Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D., about Sickle Cell

Posted: 10/29/2009 - Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D., a pediatric hematologist at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, talks about a less toxic form of bone marrow transplantation for sickle cell disease.

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Q & A with Dr. Bryan Wall, M.D on shoulders

Posted: 10/26/2009 - Bryan Wall, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the Core Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., explains how a new surgery that reverses the anatomy of the shoulder is easing pain for patients with rotator cuff tears with arthritis.

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Q & A with Susan Whitney, Ph.D about Vertigo

Updated: 10/26/2009 - Susan Whitney, Ph.D., a physical therapist at UPMC Department of Otolarynogology in Pittsburgh, Penn., talks about using a virtual grocery store to treat chronic dizziness.

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Report: FDA Fails to Follow-up on Unproven Drugs

Posted: 10/26/2009 - Congressional investigators say the Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn't extend patients' lives.

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Study Says 1 in 5 Kids Get Little Vitamin D

Posted: 10/26/2009 - A recent analysis suggests at least one in five U.S. children aged 1 to 11 don't get enough vitamin D and the main author says the number is between 80 and 90 percent for minority kids.

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