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    Hoping to attract top workers firms offer health perks

    10/20/2014 08:01 AM EDT
    NEW YORK - Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages -- frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. 
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    New test to bump up diagnoses
    10/20/2014 08:01 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. Full Story

    A decade after initial welcome states reconsider wind
    10/06/2014 08:00 AM EDT - CALUMET, Okla. - A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects. Full Story

    Study: Recessions can defer motherhood forever
    10/06/2014 08:03 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? Full Story

    Did anesthesia addle his brain?
    09/29/2014 12:10 AM EDT - Q: What can you tell me about the aftereffects of surgical anesthesia? I am a healthy 72-year-old man, still very active. Full Story

    Acute sports injuries up: Pediatricians report rise in severe 'adult' injuries in children
    09/29/2014 08:06 AM EDT - SAN RAMON Tyler Dee can't remember the first time he touched a basketball, but his father guesses that his son was probably about 3. Full Story

    Monitor blood pressure for better health
    09/29/2014 08:03 AM EDT - Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a controllable disorder that affects millions of individuals. Full Story

    Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off
    09/29/2014 08:04 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off. Full Story

    Study: Dying Americans endure unwanted care
    09/29/2014 08:04 AM EDT - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Sept. Full Story

    CDC to Healthy Adults: Don't forget flu vaccine
    09/22/2014 07:03 AM EDT - WASHINGTON It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Full Story

    Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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    Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

    NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story