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Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills. More>>

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the... More>>

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak... More>>

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

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By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using... More>>

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer... More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

Study: Depression in teens can be treated in primary care setting

For some teens, the back to school blues will be setting in soon, and those suffering from depression may have problems engaging in treatment. More>>

Backpack Weight Adds Up As Students Go Back to School

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With students going back to school, experts are recommending that parents take a look at students' backpacks. Students are carrying around books, school supplies, and computers, and the weight adds up. Students' backpacks, which can weigh upwards of thirty pounds, may be causing shoulder, neck, and back problems. More>>

Health study: Your attitude could determine how long you live

It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer. But research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature. So what is the secret to healthy aging? More>>

Mayo Clinic to offer at-home colon cancer test

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are offering a new way for patients to be tested for colon cancer. More>>

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