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Arizona Man Bitter at Giffords and Kelly

An Arizona man whose wife was killed in last year’s mass shooting in Tucson says the sight of fellow victim Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, makes him sick.

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Doctors Say They’re Going Broke

Contrary to the widespread belief that all doctors are wealthy and live in gated country club enclaves, many American doctors are so hard pressed financially they're going broke and thinking of quitting the medical profession.  It's true.

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Texas AIDS Deaths Decline, But More Youths HIV Positive

It's a brutal fact that with an incurable sexually transmitted disease like AIDS, there's a never ending supply of young people who need to be educated about HIV and AIDS, and how to protect themselves from it. Tragically, many don't learn until their doctor tells them they have it.

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Pen Swimming in Stomach Acid for 25 Years Still Writes

Doctors at a U.K. hospital proved the pen is truly mightier than the sword, when they discovered a pen that was sitting in stomach acid for 25 years still writes.

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Can You Stop Future Heart Attacks by Checking Your Blood Pressure? — Health Check

Getting your blood pressure taken isn’t the most fun activity in the world, but now it looks like we have a better reason to get it measured than simply “because we have to.”

Sorry to freak you out, but scientists discovered blood pressure fluctuations in middle age may be a precursor to both heart attacks and strokes.

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True Story: Legless Man Denied Power Wheelchair

There are bureaucrats, there are dumb bureaucrats, and then there are the health ministry bureaucrats in Sweden who've taken mindless bureaucratic stupidity to new heights.

They denied a request for a powered wheelchair from a man who had both legs amputated because of diabetes complications. You won't believe their reason for rejecting him.

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Rev. Billy Graham in Hospital Again

CNN is reporting that evangelist Billy Graham is in "good spirits" and resting comfortably today in a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he's getting testing and treatment for possible pneumonia.

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Study: More Kids Skipping Required Vaccines

In what can only be described as an alarming trend, growing numbers of parents in more than half of the states are choosing to not have their children vaccinated.

Even though the vaccinations are required for school attendance, states allow parents who object to them to opt out.  This has health officials worried about possible new outbreaks of diseases that were all but stamped out.

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