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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning philly.com 

LAURAN NEERGAARD, The Associated PressPosted: Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:39 AM WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are youve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? The nations disease detectives are...

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'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US philly.com 

AMY FORLITI, The Associated PressPosted: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:48 AM On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old - a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didnt take long...

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Fast facts about some obstacles to heroin sobriety philly.com 

The Associated Press, The Associated PressPosted: Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:49 AM Treatment facilities are packed. Inpatient rehab is costly. Insurance companies have refused coverage. Addicts looking to get clean from heroin often face an uphill battle. A look at the process, and...

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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment philly.com 

MEGHAN BARR, The Associated PressPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 9:22 AM NEW YORK (AP) - As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive...

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Clients save, insurers get boost from Affordable Care Act philly.com 

Robert Calandra, For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:00 AM There were plenty of nights during the last 33 years that Denise Schroeder of West Chester had to choose between eating dinner and paying for health insurance. And no, that is not an exaggeration. Schroeder is...

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Check Up: Unbroken ICU sleep lessens delirium philly.com 

Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM Intensive care patients who were allowed to have uninterrupted periods of sleep at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital had less delirium and shorter hospitalizations, a new study found. Delirium is a state of severe...

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Treatment options for pain of sciatica philly.com 

Richard DiGiacomo Jr., For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM Q: I thought I pulled a muscle in my leg, but it turns out I have sciatica. Will it go away on its own? A: Sciatica is often a generic term for nerve pain, or numbness and tingling, down one or both legs. The...

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Sex myths teens sometimes believe philly.com 

Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:01 AM Rima Himelstein, M.D., of Crozer-Keystone Health System wrote this for the Healthy Kids blog. Can we talk? Though most of us agree it would be best for our teenagers to wait until they are older to have sex, at least half are having sex by...

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Treatment of last resort for C. difficile infection philly.com 

Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM Just so you know, this story is not for the squeamish. Its about the therapeutic power of poop, a concept that is, we admit, both repulsive and fascinating. Specifically, its about using one persons donation...

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Well Being: Eco-tourism? No - eco-immersion philly.com 

Art Carey, For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:51 AM When Crawford Hill was a biology teacher at Episcopal Academy, his core pedagogical principle was to give pause - to encourage students to stop, look, pay attention, to see things through a new lens about themselves...

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