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Cures Without Cloning Aims To Modify Missouri Amendment Protecting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The group Cures Without Cloning has filed with the Missouri Secretary of State changes in the language of its proposal seeking to modify a Missouri constitutional amendment that protects human embryonic stem cell research.

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Hospitals Should Repay Medicare Funds Received For Treatment Of Preventable Medical Errors

President Bush should take action to recover from hospitals the "billions of dollars in overpayments that never should have been made in the first place" for treatment of preventable conditions acquired when patients were receiving care, Ken Connor, chair of the Center for a Just Society, writes in a Washington Times opinion piece.

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Archus Orthopedics Completes Lumbosacral Facet Joint Replacement

Archus Orthopedics has completed first human implants of TFAS-LS system, representing the first ever facet joint replacement procedures done at the lumbosacral spinal level.Lumbosacral Facet Replacement

Archus Orthopedics has successfully completed the first human implants of its new TFAS-LS system, representing the first ever facet joint replacement procedures done at the lumbosacral spinal level.

The cases were performed in Europe by Dr. Scott Webb from the Florida Spine Institute, assisted by Dr. Radu Prejbeanu and Dr. Ioan Branea.

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Black Family Reunions Targeted With Health, Disease Prevention Awareness Messages

Black family reunions are becoming a platform in which to promote disease prevention and healthy living, and the trend is supported by some of the nation's leading health agencies and advocacy groups, the Washington Post reports. Blacks have higher rates of several chronic illnesses and diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS, than other groups.

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