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Man sentenced to decades in mental health facility stabbings

A man has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the stabbings of five people at a mental health facility near Pittsburgh

NBA coaches' new play: tending to health to cope with grind
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NBA coaches' new play: tending to health to cope with grind

New strategy for NBA coaches: put premium on their health to cope with season's long grind

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Funding boost for programs for Maine's women, children

The federal government is giving Maine's health and human services administration more than $800,000 to improve maternal and child health services

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Vermont governor plans incremental health insurance reform

Republican Gov. Phil Scott wants to make health insurance more affordable for young people, but he's not planning a major overhaul after the state's failed attempt to create a single-payer system

Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe's health system collapses
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Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe's health system collapses

Bare-handed surgeries, bread bags used with catheters as Zimbabwe's health system collapses

US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one
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US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one

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Hospitals put pricing online, offer staff to help calculate costs of procedures

Patrick Gerveler, chief financial officer for Blessing Corporate Services, said price transparency is a good resource for people with health care needs. He also said it may prove confusing for some consumers.

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Expert's appointment appealed in suit over care for inmates

Arizona Corrections Director Charles Ryan is appealing the appointment of expert to examine the method for determining whether the state is making the changes it promised to make to health care in state prisons when it settled a lawsuit over inmate care

No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure
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No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure

Forget simply rating pain from 1 to 10: Scientists are seeking ways to finally take a real measure of the ache, so they can better treat it

Longtime Maryland Senate leader says he'll fight cancer
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Longtime Maryland Senate leader says he'll fight cancer

Maryland's longest-serving Senate president says he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer