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Fletcher Allen Health Care adding cancer center 14.5.2009 Boston Globe: Vermont
Construction is under way on a new $19.3 million cancer treatment center at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
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Weapon of Choice: Depleted Uranium 6.5.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Since 1991 the U.S. military has admitted to using depleted uranium in armor and ammunition on a large scale. But since then, a debate has raged about its long-term health effects on soldiers and their families.

Could one of the most effective military tools in their arsenal actually be harming soldiers?

Jerry Wheat is one of the hundreds of thousands of American men and women who have enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Athletic fields not a health concern, Grand Canyon officials say 30.4.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Grand Canyon National Park officials are hopeful they have put a long-standing rumor to rest.
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Canyon officials hope to squash radiation rumors (AP) 30.4.2009 Yahoo: US National
AP - Grand Canyon National Park officials hope they have finally put to rest a long-standing rumor that the athletic fields where local children play were contaminated with radiation.
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Canyon officials hope to squash radiation rumors 30.4.2009 AP National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon National Park officials hope they have finally put to rest a long-standing rumor that the athletic fields where local children play were contaminated with radiation....
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Canyon officials hope to squash radiation rumors 30.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Grand Canyon National Park officials hope they have finally put to rest a long-standing rumor that the athletic fields where local children play were contaminated with radiation.
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Grand Canyon officials hope they've finally cleared fallout of persistent radiation rumors 30.4.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
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Canyon officials hope to squash radiation rumors 30.4.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Grand Canyon National Park officials hope they have finally put to rest a long-standing rumor that the athletic fields where local children play were contaminated with radiation.
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Radiation From 1960s Nuclear Tests Is Still Hurting My Family 27.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Steve Boggan

Even with the thick, almost opaque, goggles he had been given, Derek Allen could see the flash of the atomic bomb as it exploded 15 miles away. It was so bright that he saw all the bones in his hands as if he were holding up an X-ray. He was 21, a long way from home and terrified. Sitting in his khaki shirt and a pair of shorts, with his back to the blast, the young soldier hugged his knees close to his chest and braced himself for what he had been told would come next - the searing heat from the nuclear explosion.

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Settlement offers may be made to some downwinders 22.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
The lead lawyer for government contractors in the longrunning Hanford downwinders lawsuit says his companies are ready to offer cash settlements to a few of the hundreds of people who believe their illnesses were caused by radiation releases.
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Radiation Exposure from 50 Years of Uranium Mining Continues to Affect Spokane Indian Reservation 21.4.2009 Democracy Now!
We speak with Twa-le Abrahamson of the Spokane Indian Reservation, where the only uranium mining in Washington State took place. She helped found the SHAWL (Sovereignty, Health, Air, Water, and Land) Society, which addresses the impact of radiation exposure caused by over fifty years of uranium mining in the area. [includes rush transcript]
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Personal Health: Family Planning When Cancer Intrudes 21.4.2009 NYT > Money & Policy
After a diagnosis of cancer, patients should be thinking about their future reproductive plans.
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Personal Health: Family Planning When Cancer Intrudes 21.4.2009 NYT > Money & Policy
After a diagnosis of cancer, patients should be thinking about their future reproductive plans.
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Bone drugs may ward off effects of radiation 20.4.2009 MSNBC
Compounds in drugs used to strengthen bones delayed and in some cases prevented mice exposed to high doses of radiation from developing leukemia, scientists said.
Consults: Q. and A. With Travel Health Expert 16.4.2009 NYT: Home Page
Mark Gendreau, M.D., answers reader questions on safe air travel.

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State delivers a blow to cancer patients 11.4.2009 Star Tribune: Commentary
A false promise of savings led to a moratorium on new radiation facilities.
Prostate Cancer: Weighing Options 8.4.2009 WSJ: Most Emailed This Week
There is little consensus on how or even whether to treat prostate cancer, which can be slow-growing and harmless or aggressive and lethal. A look at an array of treatment ...
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Prostate Cancer: Weighing Options 7.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: US
There is little consensus on how or even whether to treat prostate cancer, which can be slow-growing and harmless or aggressive and lethal. A look at an array of treatment ...
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Prostate Cancer: Weighing Options 7.4.2009 WSJ: Most Emailed Today
There is little consensus on how or even whether to treat prostate cancer, which can be slow-growing and harmless or aggressive and lethal. A look at an array of treatment ...
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Refurbished uranium mill could open in 2014 5.4.2009 Denver Post: Local
Cotter Corp. intends to refurbish its uranium mill in Colorado to process ore from a mine near Grants, N.M. ...
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