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Registry to track athletes who keep competing after heart-zapping implant

If you have a heart-zapping defibrillator implanted in your chest, you're not supposed to compete in sports any more intense than bowling or golf. Lots of patients ignore those guidelines, trying everything from school basketball teams and ...

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Zero trans fat doesn't always mean zero when it comes to food labels

Stroll the aisles of any grocery store and you're sure to spot labels declaring "zero grams trans fat" on the front of snack foods, cookies and crackers. But does zero really mean there's NO artery-clogging fat inside?

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Judge tosses lawsuit over state's raw-milk ban

A judge in Frederick on Monday threw out a dairy farmer’s lawsuit challenging a state ban on “cow-sharing” agreements aimed at skirting a prohibition on retail sales of raw milk. Kevin Oyarzo of Buckeystown had sought to let people buy ...

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From the NIH: <font face="arial"><i><span class="-1"><b><a href="http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/aug2007/nidcr-08.htm" target="_blank">Lab on a Chip for Oral Cancer Shows Promise, (8/8)</a></b></i></font></span> <font face="arial"><i><span class="-1"><b><a href="http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/aug2007/nimh-06.htm" target="_blank">Gene Predicts Better Outcome as Cortex Normalizes in Teens with ADHD, (8/6)</a></b></i></font></span> <font face="arial"><i><span class="-1"><b><a href="http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jul2007/nia-25.htm" target="_blank">New NIH-Supported Study ...

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Lieutenant governor tours troubled PG hospital

The struggling Prince George's County Hospital System is facing a much tougher year to get financial help from the state, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Thursday, but he pledged to continue &quot;our commitment to the survival of the hospital.&quot;

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Weird treadmill may tap nerve networks for better walking

A weird treadmill is pushing people at Kennedy Krieger Institute into sloppy versions of Michael Jackson's moonwalk, in hopes of training stroke survivors and others with brain injuries to walk normally again.

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