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Counties With More Trees and Shrubs Spend Less on Medicare, Study Finds

An intriguing new study from the University of Illinois has linked trees and shrubland to reduced county-wide healthcare costs.
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Medicare Fraud Fighters Using New Weapons Mandated in Obamacare

When government fraud squads crack down on one Medicare scheme, another pops up close by. But the fraud squads that look for scams in...

Good News in History, May 22

On this day 21 years ago, the citizens of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to accept the peace plan known...

New ‘Smart Toilet Seat’ Could Save Thousands and Monitor Vital Signs From Comfort of Home

Rather than having hospital readmissions cost patients and healthcare systems thousands of dollars, this new life-saving loo could be the solution.

Good News in History, January 18

100 years ago today, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles following the end of World War I. Involving diplomats from 32 countries and nationalities,...

Good News in History, July 30

Happy 60th Birthday to Kate Bush, the pioneering English singer-songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer, who became the first female artist to achieve a...

Good News in History, July 1

50 years ago today the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty was signed by the US, the Soviet Union, Britain and 58 other nations. Negotiated over three...

Marine Raises Thousands for WWII Vet He Met in a Parking Lot

It's rare to hear about someone who is willing to give thousands of dollars to a total stranger – but that is essentially what Guido...

New Plan to Eliminate 90,000 Hepatitis B and C Deaths

Since hepatitis B and C kill more than 20,000 people in the United States every year, this exciting new report has presented a strategy...

Congress Agrees on Something: A Two-Year Budget Deal

Congress passed a budget deal in the wee hours this morning that will keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debt for the next...

Woman With Cerebral Palsy Braves Controversial Surgery So She Can Ride a Bike – Now You Can’t Stop Her

Nicole Luongo’s lifelong dream was simple: learn to ride a bike. Because she was born with cerebral palsy, that dream remained out of reach for decades. That is,...

Students Raise Funds for Teacher to Donate Kidney to Husband

A local high school teacher desperate to help her husband, who was in need of a kidney transplant, got some unexpected help from her...

Hospitals Make 17% Fewer Mistakes, Saving Lives and Money

A report released by the US Department of Health and Human Services this week shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and...

FDA Approves First Simple DNA Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of blood and DNA mutations...
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13 Compassionate Americans Receive White House Medals

Recognizing their good deeds, President Barack Obama yesterday awarded the nation's second-highest civilian honor to 13 compassionate Americans for their decades of service helping the...
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US Students Studying to be Primary Care Doctors Up by 8 Percent

An increase in the number of U.S. medical students choosing internal medicine residencies in 2011 is a positive sign that the primary care workforce...
Rector family with grandson and Dr. Manish Dixit

Grandson’s Disease Spurs Family to Fund First Rural Diabetes Center to Help Thousands of Families

Often, the most inspiring advances are born out of the need to fill a void. When long time Parsons residents Jacque and Kelly Rector's...
Rector family with grandson and Dr. Manish Dixit

Grandson’s Disease Spurs Family to Fund First Rural Diabetes Center to Help Thousands of Families

Often, the most inspiring advances are born out of the need to fill a void. When long time Parsons residents Jacque and Kelly Rector's...
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Hospital Visitation Rights for Unmarried and Gay Couples Take Effect Nationwide

This week, a new rule went into effect for hospitals across the nation to ease the longtime burden on unmarried or gay partners who,...
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Hospital Visitation Rights for Unmarried and Gay Couples Take Effect Nationwide

This week, a new rule went into effect for hospitals across the nation to ease the longtime burden on unmarried or gay partners who,...