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Skagit YMCA helps cancer patients regain strength, health

Recovering cancer patient Lynn Laurel does a six minute walk Thursday, Sept. 13, 2017, during her Skagit Valley YMCA LIVESTRONG at the YMCA class. Before her cancer, Lynn Laurel walked 4 miles every day. Now, about a year after her diagnosis, Laurel is working hard to find her way back …

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Georgia Tech gets $1 million for student mental health services

Georgia Tech president G. P. “Bud” Peterson announced Saturday evening he’s created a fund for donors to contribute money for student mental health initiatives. The fund, Peterson said, already has a $1 million contribution. Peterson said in a letter to students, employees and graduates that he set up the fund after …

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Major health care groups united in opposition to GOP bill

WASHINGTON — The nation’s doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.  In a joint statement on Saturday, major groups such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans …

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Trump’s still trying to get the GOP health care bill passed

President Trump hasn’t given up on the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal ObamaCare — even as Republican officials despaired that a deal is unlikely. Trump launched a public persuasion effort Saturday to talk two reluctant GOP senators into getting on board with the Graham-Cassidy bill after John McCain (R-Ariz.) dealt …

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Australians are turning to China for last-ditch therapies

EMILY Woodman is just 30 years old. She runs a business with husband Mark and has a beautiful four-year-old daughter named Charlotte. When she heard last December that she had stage 4 terminal cervical cancer and just 12 months to live, her world fell apart. Doctors told the Townsville business …

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Health system says Iowa blocking it from new family program

One of Iowa’s biggest health systems says the state is improperly barring all of its hospitals, clinics and health care providers from participating in a new family planning program because a few within the system perform abortions in some cases. UnityPoint Health contends its affiliates should be allowed to offer …

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