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Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

By Erica Teichert  |  August 20, 2016

Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.

Zika outbreak puts focus on abortion access

Zika outbreak puts focus on abortion access

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 20, 2016

Some policymakers and anti-abortion activists have already rallied against easing or increasing access to abortion, and experts say the arrival of Zika in the U.S. during an election year makes it nearly impossible to have a conversation about abortion as a medical decision.

Texas resident's Zika case linked to Miami travel

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2016

Health officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus.

Infant's death is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

By Associated Press  |  August 09, 2016

Officials say an infant whose mother traveled to a Zika-infected area in Latin America died shortly after birth in a suburban Houston hospital, marking the first Zika-related death in Texas.

Border hospitals advised of rights involving body-cavity searches

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 30, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union sent letters to healthcare systems last week that operate 110 hospitals in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas advising them of their rights when confronted by federal agents requesting they perform body-cavity searches.

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