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Lawmakers Propose Prostate Cancer Screening Pilot Program

ANNAPOLIS - A Baltimore legislator is proposing a two-year pilot program to screen some 500 men who have no health insurance for prostate cancer, which for Maryland men is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death.

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Coventry's 4th-quarter profit rises as membership grows

Coventry Health Care Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 23 percent after the company added elderly insurance customers through Medicare, and raised prices more than medical costs increased.

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Chindex Swings to 3Q Profit

Chindex International Inc., which provides health care products and services in China, on Monday posted a fiscal third-quarter profit, reversing a year-earlier loss, citing growth in both its Beijing and Shanghai markets.

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From the Centers for Disease Control: Small Changes in 1918 Pandemic Virus Knocks Out Transmission 2/1 HHS UNVEILS TWO NEW EFFORTS TO ADVANCE PANDEMIC FLU PREPAREDNESS 2/1 From the National Institutes of Health: Study Tests Oral Insulin to Prevent Type ...

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U.S. health officials say autism rate about 1 in 150

The largest U.S. study of childhood autism to date has found that about 1 in 150 have the disorder - a higher prevalence than previous national estimates. The study involved 14 states, including Maryland.

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Johns Hopkins alerts patients, employees, retirees to data loss

Backup tapes with personal data on more than 135,000 Johns Hopkins patients, employees and retirees were lost by a contractor and are believed to have been destroyed, the hospital and university said Wednesday.

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