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WASHINGTON (AP) — The partisan battle over the country's health care system will "certainly continue," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote on the latest Republican plan repealing the Obama health care law, which se…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.

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MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often-cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes that would send more money to his state and those of other undecided senators as "suspicious."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.

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PLAIN CITY, Ohio (AP) — Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brin…

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 children in New Hampshire's largest city have witnessed an adult overdose in their home since 2016. Now, a police program that officials hope will be replicated elsewhere is working to prevent kids from meeting the same fate.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The police chief of Oklahoma City said Thursday the fatal shooting of a deaf man has raised "a lot of concerns" about training for officer interaction with people with hearing or speech problems, and he plans to meet with advocates for those who have such impairments.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials turn their focus to keeping residents safe over the long term.

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CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona does not have to reveal who provides its execution drugs, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit arguing that the information would help the public determine whether the death penalty is carried out humanely and promote confidence in the criminal justice system.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal cases against alleged wrongdoers. But it lacked one key thing, according to three recent cou…

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week.

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Pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how one’s genes may affect an individual’s response to medication, has reached the translational stage for various specialties in medicine. Join us December 7-8, 2017, at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, for the Drugs & Genes conference which will pro…

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Dr. Mark Allen describes the team-based approach to surgical care within the Thoracic Surgery team. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2xqSW8w

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Meet Dr. Mark Allen, a thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. To learn more about Dr. Allen, visit http://mayocl.in/2jZyGW7

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates numbness and tingling in your palm from the thumb to ring fingers. It occurs when a nerve on the palm side of the hand is compressed or irritated in some way. Often, a combination of risk factors contributes to the development of the conditi…

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Outbreaks of the highly contagious hepatitis A virus have public health officials concerned. An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego led public health officials to declare a public health emergency. Officials in San Diego say more than 65 percent of those affected have been homeless or illci…

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Drinking enough fluids, especially water, is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heat illness while doing the strenuous work involved in recovering from a hurricane. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should be drinking water before, during an…

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My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

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Research into reproductive biology is one of the most fascinating corners of medicine and science; my interest in this field was one of the driving forces behind my decision to go to medical school. Work in this field has resulted in life-changing treatments for infertile patients. More than one million babies have been born in the US to otherwise infertile couples, thanks to lab-assisted techniques like in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

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It is the third leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. More than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. "The reality is that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed solid malignancy in men," says Dr. Eugene Kwon, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

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Cancer is something no teenager should ever have to go through, but a teen from South Carolina proves that with a smile on her face she could overcome cancer and all the debilitating side effects it threw at her like a rock star.

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Thank you to all who sent messages asking about being prepared for various types of emergencies. As I have mentioned in this column regarding giving advice for medical situations, I am not a doctor. Regarding your individual needs in case of an emergency, I am not an expert knowing all the details of who you are, where you live and what your individual needs might be.