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  1. Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft?

    By Eric Whitney A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam rooms. Recent hacking attacks have raised questions about how safe that data may be.  Here are some frequently asked questions about this e

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  2. Peanut Butter Recalled by NSpired Natural Foods

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- Possible salmonella contamination has led NSpired Natural Foods to recall peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butter products. The recalled products include Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters, and nut butters sold under the Kroger, Saf

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  3. Blood Transfusions May Cut Stroke Risk From Sickle Cell

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical trial indicates. The study, reported in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

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  4. Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among te

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  5. Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study. Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach cancer by silencing nerves that connect to tumors. The

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  6. Certain Antipsychotics & Kidney Problems in Elderly

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds. Quetiapine (Seroquel),

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  7. Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says. Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these

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  8. Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also includ

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  9. For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years. The study, which follo

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  10. Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests. Because millions of people receive this antibiotic each year, the findings require u

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