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Researchers found that hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions -- but increased outpatient costs erased those savings. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Workplace Health Care Program Increases Medicine Costs, Outpatient Visits

In what’s being called the most rigorous look yet inside the wellness trend, independent researchers found that hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions — but increased outpatient costs erased those savings.

03/04/2013

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Face Transplant Patient Doesn’t Get A 2nd Look Now

A Virginia man who received a full-face transplant says he is now able to walk past people without a second look.

12/04/2012

File photo of a doctor's stethoscope.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Welcome Let-Up In Health Costs That May Not Last

Americans’ spending on medical goods and services isn’t rising as quickly. Two of the past three years have seen the slowest growth on record. But will it last?

06/18/2012

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

10,000 Germ Species Live In And On Healthy People

Scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.

06/13/2012

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FDA Delays Decision About Drug To Prevent HIV

Federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug’s manufacturer says.

06/08/2012

Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the US Supreme Court (Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP / Getty Images)

Planned Parenthood Clinic Sues Anti-Abortion Grandpa

Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he’s personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others.

04/04/2012

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Doctors Find Clue In Predicting Heart Attacks

California scientists are hunting ways to predict who’s about to have a heart attack, and they say they’ve found a key clue.

03/21/2012

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