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Lawmakers open hearings into conditions at Walter Reed

WASHINGTON - Substandard living conditions found at the Army's flagship veterans hospital likely exist throughout the military health care system, the head of a House panel investigating Walter Reed Army Medical Center said Monday.

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Md. med school readying bid for cancer center

The University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine are close to culminating eight years of planning with the final submission of their bid for a federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Merck tops 1st quarter outlook estimates, raises 2007 forecast

TRENTON, N.J. — Merck & Co. on Wednesday forecast a healthy first-quarter profit well above analysts' expectations for the recovering drugmaker and boosted its profit for all of 2007, citing strong revenues in the current quarter.

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Medicine with a dash of business

<p> As chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the Temple University medical school in the 1990s, Dr. E. Albert Reece said he had more than just babies on his mind.

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Johns Hopkins study: C8 exposure lowers birth weight, head size

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Newborns exposed to low levels of a chemical used to produce Teflon weigh slightly less and have slightly smaller heads than other babies, according to preliminary research conducted at Johns Hopkins University.

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Additional Health Information

From the Food and Drug Administration: Update on Salmonella Outbreak and Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter, 2/16 From the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Health Care Spending Increased to $30.2 Billion in 2005, 2/15 ...

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Additional Health Information

From the Centers for Disease Control: CDC Report Provides First State-Specific Data on Persons Living with Heart Disease 2/15 From the Food and Drug Administration: FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great ...

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