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New swine flu puts U.S. on alert

The appearance of a novel swine influenza, first in Mexico City, has caused U.S. health officials to declare a public health emergency.

Health insurance watch: Some good news amid grim numbers

There’s one piece of good news to report during “Cover the Uninsured Week”: The rate of uninsured children fell 13 percent nationwide between 1994 and 2007, thanks to government assistance like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Ordway looks forward to revamped ‘Little House’

Though local critics panned last year’s “Little House on the Prairie” musical, they did not deter an extended run at the Guthrie or dissuade the Ordway from booking the first stop on a tour starting in the fall.

The impatient patient: brain injury, part 2

As a former colleague zipped up my boots the other day so that I wouldn’t risk another brain injury by bending down, I slyly remarked: “Hmm, wonder how long I can milk this?”

The impatient patient

I’m not supposed to be writing this. I’m supposed to be letting my brain rest. My brain is recovering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, and I’m supposed to be letting the blood be reabsorbed into my brain.