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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

Posted: 5:09 PM - Ten-year survival rates were nearly identical -- or roughly 82 percent -- for lumpectomies plus radiation, and for double mastectomies. Women who had a single mastectomy, removal of just the cancerous breast, fared slightly worse.

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Posted: 08/29/2014 - With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm.

SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since July 1 are helping with the paperwork. Of the decisions made so far, 56 percent are approvals. Many others who applied were already enrolled.

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

Posted: 08/08/2014 - On Friday, WHO announced the Ebola outbreak -- the largest and longest in history -- is worrying enough to merit being declared an international health emergency. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.

Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.

Liberia, S. Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine

Posted: 08/07/2014 - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that some civil liberties may be suspended as authorities try to stamp out the disease blamed for more than 900 deaths in four West African countries this year.

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