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New warning signs planned for Savannah fountain

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Children have been wading, splashing and playing in the area surrounding the fountains at Savannah's Forsyth Park, and city officials are trying to keep them out.

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NEW: FDA cracking down on fat-melting injections

Updated: 04/07/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on fat-melting injections used in spas across the U.S., saying the drugs have not been proven safe or effective.

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Study: Riskier surgeries for back pain raise costs

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A new study suggests a risky type of back surgery is on the rise in older patients - and many of the surgeries are unnecessary. The study in Medicare patients also finds the riskiest procedures are driving up costs.

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In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A new government study confirms that U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s. Experts say these women probably felt they didn't have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.

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Breast-Feeding Would Save Lives, Money

Posted: 04/05/2010 - A startling analysis says low U.S. breast-feeding rates are linked with hundreds of infant deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs each year.

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Nev. board files complaint against Jackson doc

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Nevada state medical officials have filed a formal complaint against Michael Jackson's doctor, saying he twice failed to mention delinquent child support payments on applications to renew his medical license.

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Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied for them in the two years since Congress ordered the Pentagon to review disputed disability claims.

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Small Soda Tax Doesn't Dent Obesity

Posted: 04/01/2010 - A new study shows small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity.

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Losing breast not always best for cancer patients

Posted: 03/26/2010 - New research suggests some breast cancer patients, including those with a genetic predisposition to the disease, may do OK with treatments that stop short of a mastectomy.

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Bill to block new health care law in Ala. stalls

Updated: 03/23/2010 - An attempt failed in the Alabama Senate to force lawmakers to debate a bill that would block enforcement of some provisions of a new federal health care overhaul.

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FDA Panel Backs Implant for Mild Heart Failure

Posted: 03/18/2010 - COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Federal health advisers say an electronic heart implant should be approved for millions of new heart-disease patients who currently aren't eligible for the device.

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