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Vital foreign doctors finding it harder to get work in U.S.

A national shortage of doctors is hitting poor places the hardest, and efforts to bring in foreign physicians to fill the gap are running into a knot of restrictions from the war on terror and the immigration debate.

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Annapolis, Md. man summits K2

An Annapolis man on Friday became the first Marylander to scale the world's two highest peaks, when he reached the summit of K2 after a climb that took roughly 15 hours.

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Bush threatens to veto children's health insurance bill

President Bush on Wednesday reiterated his threat to veto Senate legislation that would substantially increase funds for children's health insurance by levying a 61-cent-a-pack increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes.

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Dole: Military should notify Marines exposed to toxic tap water

Military officials should directly inform hundreds of thousands of Marine families and workers that they drank and washed in toxin-contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Sen. Elizabeth Dole said Wednesday. <p>&nbsp;</p>

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New drug finds success in battling heroin addiction

A new drug is having some success in combatting heroin addiction, but health officials said the city's unusual program must overcome obstacles to meet its objectives.

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The business of medicine

When he graduates from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, second-year medical student Kyle Hatten wants to be more than just a doctor.

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Court nixes second big-box coverage law

A federal court has struck down a local law requiring certain big box retailers to provide health coverage for their workers. Judge Arthur Spatt, of U.S. District Court in Central Islip, ruled that Suffolk County&rsquo;s so-called fair share law...

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Public health researcher George Comstock dead at 92

George Wills Comstock, an epidemiologist whose research helped shape the U.S. response to tuberculosis in the 1940s and '50s, died Sunday of prostate cancer, according to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was 92.

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