Johnson & Johnson Pulls Uterine Surgery Device Due to Cancer Risk

The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

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Here’s How Much You’ll Be Fined if You Still Don’t Have Health Insurance

U.S. taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 per individual or $12,240 for a family of five, the Internal Revenue Service says.

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Help Out: The American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations Badly

Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an “emergency situation” could arise within weeks.

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How to Get the Same Health Care at a Quarter of the Cost

The prices for getting tested and treated are all over the map. To save on your medical bills, learn how to shop smarter.

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8 Crazy Gadgets That Are Changing the Face of Healthcare

Google announced it will develop contact lenses that monitor blood glucose. Here are 7 more futuristic tech gadgets that could improve your health.

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This is No Reason to Stop Taking Your Rx Meds

Generic drugs used for heart disease commonly get makeovers that change their shape or color — and that may prompt some patients to stop using them, a new study finds.

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Fibroid Removal Procedure May Carry Cancer Risks

There’s no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won’t increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman’s body, U.S. health advisers said Friday.

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Mississippi Girl Thought to Be Cured of HIV Has Relapsed

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials announced Thursday afternoon.

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Having a C-Section? Ask About THIS Incision Closure

Women who deliver their baby by cesarean section are less likely to suffer complications if sutures — rather than staples — are used to close the incision, a new study says.

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What You Need to Know About Pelvic Exams

You’ve probably heard that a doctor’s group now says that if you aren’t pregnant or having any problems, you can probably skip the annual pelvic exam. But don’t start jumping for joy just yet.

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