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Nursing's new high-tech trainers

Imagine a mannequin that can bleed, sweat, blink, cough, vomit and cry. Now imagine being able to put that to use as a training tool.

Mar 28, 2014
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Smoke-free air policies seem to protect the heart

A new study on the impact of Michigan's statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve public health by reducing heart ...

Mar 27, 2014
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Spring is here, but so are allergies

Spring has finally arrived in Cincinnati, but soon to follow will be the coughing, sneezing and wheezing that comes with allergies, hay fever and asthma—three warm weather killjoys most could do without.

Mar 21, 2014
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Could 'nasal filter' device help ease allergies?

(HealthDay)— A new device that you wear in your nose—about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace—might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them ...

Mar 21, 2014
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New hope for tough-to-treat breast cancers

(Medical Xpress)—Tufts researchers have identified a new target for treating particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer that could potentially save thousands of lives each year.

Mar 19, 2014
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