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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

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Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Friday.

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...

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St. Charles women's health center opens May 1

St. Charles Health System is opening a Center for Women’s Health in Bend that will offer a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecological services.

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Special report: Just how clean is your grocery store?

A trip to the grocery store is something most Americans make at least once , if not twice a week. But how clean is your neighborhood store?

Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Inc. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

A team of scientis...

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