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Research highlights need for national HIV strategy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that well over one million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS. New research from North Carolina State University shows that many of those infected ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Patients say 'no thanks' to risky medical treatments

A recent study suggests that increasing patient responsibility for making medical decisions may decrease their willingness to accept risky treatment options. Details of this proof-of-concept study appear in the December issue ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in Health
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Few Americans make end-of-life wishes known

(AP) -- Lillian Landry always said she wasn't afraid to die. So when death came last week, the 99-year-old was lying peacefully in a hospice with no needles or tubes. Her final days saw her closest friend at her side and ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in Health
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The power of doctors makes elderly patients passive

Elderly patients are often critical towards the meeting with the doctor. Hierarchical structures, time pressure and traditions in the health care sector make these patients and their relatives passive when facing the doctor ...

dateOct 27, 2009 in Health
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