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More Babies Involved In TB Exposure, TX Hospital Apologizes

Posted On September 24, 2014

(El Paso, TX) -- A Texas hospital is apologizing for exposing hundreds of babies to tuberculosis. Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso says over 750 babies were exposed to TB because a nurse's assistant showed up to work with the disease. Providence CEO Eric Evans says he takes full ownership of what happened and is…

Women Rate Job As Most Important Factor In Choosing Husband

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Prince Charming better have a job because personality and good looks take a back seat to the paycheck when it comes to what women are really looking for in a husband. A new Pew Research Center study shows more than anything else, women want a husband with a job. Women rated a gainfully…

Addiction Experts, Doctors Call For New FDA Leadership

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- A coalition of addiction experts and doctors says the Food and Drug Administration needs new leadership to stop an epidemic of abuse pain-killing drugs. The coalition says the FDA's current leaders are making the problem worse. The doctors and addiction experts sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell arguing…

Type 2 Diabetes Rate Stabilizes

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- America's rate of Type 2 diabetes is stabilizing. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the overall rate of Type 2 diabetes appears to have stalled, after growing steadily for close to 20 years. However, the condition is still on the rise among African Americans and Latinos. The study is…

Walgreens Considering $1.5-Billion Infusion Business Sale

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Walgreens is considering selling a majority stake in its infusion services business for one and-a-half billion dollars. The nation's biggest drug store chain is also the biggest U.S. provider of in-home infusion therapies for conditions such as bleeding disorders and serious infections. The potential sale is reportedly drawing interest from a number of…