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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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