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Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

March 4, 2012, 1:50 am by Associated Press Healthwire

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs....


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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
Associated Press Healthwire : October 30, 2014, 11:24 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : October 30, 2014, 4:20 am
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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths
Associated Press Healthwire : October 30, 2014, 3:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....

Wisconsin studies music and memory program
Associated Press Healthwire : October 30, 2014, 2:00 am
UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients....