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US moves toward dropping lifetime ban on gay blood donations

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Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. Full story...
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Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law

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A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen. Full story...
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Harpist on Call spreads Christmas cheer

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videoHarpist on Call usually provide musical therapy for patients to provide help with pain and anxiety. They also help spread holiday cheer by performing holiday classics to help ring in the Christmas season. Full story...
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Harpo saves Christmas at Brunswick Cove

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videoThe folks at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home have a fantastic holiday season in store this year, and they are saying it is all thanks to a four legged Christmas miracle named Harpo. Full story...
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Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

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For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up severely disabled. Full story...
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