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  • In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, Lois Lucci, 53, sits next to her dialysis machine at her home in Redondo Beach, Calif. Lucci likes the idea of dialysis while she sleeps, so she could have the day free when she's not working part-time as a nurse. Only about 8 percent of dialysis patients choose to do it in their own homes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    New rules may increase patients on home dialysis

    Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine.

  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 17, 2007, file photo, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a co-chair on the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dole is hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, undergoing therapy after recovering from pneumonia, his spokesman says. Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three weeks ago with a respiratory condition, spokesman Michael Marshall said Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

    Report: Bob Dole back at Walter Reed hospital

    A spokeswoman for the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence says former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been readmitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • UK's surge in flu could stretch across Europe

    European health officials are warning that the swine flu outbreak that appears to be spiking in Britain could soon spread to the rest of the continent.

  • Consequences should drive health care

    While both Democrats and Republicans square off to discuss health care reform and how every person should be insured, I think the solution is simple: Let people pay the consequences of their own actions.

  • Portugal doesn't enable junkies

    In the Jan. 3 letter to the editor "Enabling Portuguese junkies," Calvina Fay accuses the Associated Press of spreading "half-truths and skewed statistics" in an article on drug decriminalization in Portugal. However, the figures she uses conflict with those we have presented in the only peer-reviewed academic article to have been published on this issue.

  • UK pays people to slim down, stop smoking

    Can people be bribed into better health? The British government is increasingly convinced they can.

  • FILE - In this June 3, 2008 file photo, Liberty Valley Elementary School, Danville, Pa., kindergarten student Tianna Swisher attempts to drink from the water fountain at Montour Preserve, near Washingtonville, Pa., during the school's outdoor field trip. Fluoride in drinking water, credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay, may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth. A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, it plans to lower the recommended limit for fluoride in water supplies, the first such change in nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Bill Hughes, File)

    U.S. says too much fluoride in water

    Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

  • Novartis receives OK to market eye drug in Europe

    Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG says it has received approval from European regulators to market a new drug to treat vision problems resulting from diabetes.

  • Anna Nicole Smith doctor subpoenaed by med board

    Anna Nicole Smith's primary doctor, who was acquitted in the late model's high-profile drug prescription case, has been subpoenaed in a separate investigation, his attorney said Friday.

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