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  • NY Woman Held As Sex Slave After Being Lured With Craigslist Post

    NY Woman Held As Sex Slave After Being Lured With Craigslist Post
    A New York woman getting ready to move to New England found a possible home on Craigslist and flew up to take a tour with the owner, a New Hampshire town official, on March 5th. However, police say that Salem planning board member Jeffrey Gray, 48,...
  • A drop in pressure

    A drop in pressure
    Getting high blood pressure is the easy part — 76 million Americans already have it. But lowering it back down again doesn't have to be tricky either. Talk to your doctor and see if trying some of these ideas throughout the day can get you back on...
  • Drunk on Facebook? That could be a problem

    Drunk on Facebook? That could be a problem
    College students' Facebook pages might hold clues to which of them are at risk for alcohol dependence and abuse, according to a new study. Researchers found that students who had pictures or posts about getting drunk or blacking out were more likely to...
  • News of the Weird: Save Your Liposuction Juices

    News of the Weird:  Save Your Liposuction Juices
    Risky Business Models: (1) Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safekeep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage (in case the fat is needed...
  • Early breast cancer screening may help some: study

    Early breast cancer screening may help some: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study. "Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
  • Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

    Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
    These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic. Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
  • What causes a narrow esophagus?

    What causes a narrow esophagus?
    Q: I have trouble swallowing that is accompanied by chest pain. Tests show I have a narrowing of the esophagus. What does this mean and what should I do? A: I interpret your problem to mean that when you swallow solid foods, they lodge in your...
  • Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer

    Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer
    A blood test that could spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office, researchers announced Monday. According to Johnson & Johnson, a $30-million investment in a new test that...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
  • Hopefully, teen won't need more advanced treatments for ulcerative colitis

    Q: My 15-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (left-sided). She was prescribed Asacol to treat the inflammation. She's tolerated the dosage (three times a day) so far. Will she need to be on this drug all the time or only...
  • Barbara Hogan Martin

    Barbara Hogan Martin
    Barbara Hogan Martin April 5, 1920 to May 17, 2011 Barbara Martin, former school nurse at Newport Harbor High School, passed away peacefully on May 17, under a full moon, at the age of 91.  Born in Dover, New Hampshire of hearty New England stock and...