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For four hours, Bill Hall used to lie on a padded vinyl recliner, one arm stretched out, two thick needles sticking out of it. One needle drained the blood from his body. The other put it back.

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Think about this: More than 200,000 West Virginians have contracted a disease that kills people. About 69,000 of them don't know they have it.

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I used to be a language teacher (English & Portuguese) before I became a journalist. And with each story I tell, I see how not-so-far-apart my present and former professions are.

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A safe shingles vaccine, irrational hospital charges, insurance attempts to circumvent court ruling, a rapidly dwindingling Medicare fund and more from our Daily Briefing.

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For many refugees of the Cambodian genocide, the horrors didn't end when the shooting stopped. Nor did they end when the immigrants came to the United States in search of new lives.

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Sath Om is the lone survivor. But each night she says they come to her: the spirits of her family asking for her help asking for justice.

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A million-dollar prostate, new revelations on breast cancer, the link (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart attacks, problems with biotech crops and more from our Daily Briefing.

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In an era of “modern” medicine, it sometimes seems as if many of the biggies have been knocked out compared to centuries past. The previously untreatable has become treatable and in many cases preventable. With knowledge can come lower societal costs as well as health care cost containment.

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Medify got lots of attention at SXSW Interactive for its implications for patients -- but it could also be a great tool for reporting on medical studies.

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Why the Mediterranean diet keeps hearts healthy, a better way to predict heart attacks, and good news about tuberculosis, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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