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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Most Women Don’t Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State

The annual pelvic exam has long been a routine part of women’s health care, but new guidelines say there’s no good reason for it.

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What the Supreme Court Birth Control Ruling Means to You

Thanks to Obamacare, most health plans have fully covered contraception since 2013. Will the Hobby Lobby court decision change what you pay? Here’s the lowdown.

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