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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

January 26, 2015

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New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?

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Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 8:03 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said Monday.

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 7:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system.

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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream.

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VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions.

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Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options.

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Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 4:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid.

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its deadliest toll.

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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.

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