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  • In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart

    In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis.
  • Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher

    Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher
    Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight. So the 58-year-old chief executive of...

    Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays

    Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays
    When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...

    Facebook's new donate button lets users more than just 'like' a cause

    Facebook's new donate button lets users more than just 'like' a cause
    Donating to charities on Facebook will now be as easy as "liking" their posts and pages. The 1-billion member social network on Monday introduced Donate, a new feature that will appear on charities' pages and besides their posts, giving users a quick...