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Florida hospital testing new snake anti-venom

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a...

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Pilot in Colorado medical helicopter crash dies, 2 injured

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive.

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

By Associated Press  |  July 03, 2015

Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, S.D., and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.

Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

By Associated Press  |  July 03, 2015

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul.

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