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Allen County takes 1st step toward needle-exchange program

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for a needle-exchange program to slow the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

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October marks the start of flu season

Flu season occurs annually, typically starting around October and continuing through May. Seasonal flu viruses can vary from year to year, so medical experts recommend getting a flu vaccine every year.

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip in Durham, N.C. In a study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and results published online Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, by the New England Journal of Medicine, a gene-activity test that was used to gauge early-stage breast cancer patient's risk accurately identified a group of women whose cancers are so likely to respond to hormone-blocking drugs that adding chemo would do little if any good while exposing them to side effects and other health risks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk.

Rendering of Lutheran ER provided by Lutheran Health Network.

Lutheran to build free-standing ER

Lutheran ER Statewood will be a key component of a 9,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Coliseum and State boulevards.

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Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft guidelines Monday recommending aspirin only if people meet a strict list of criteria — including a high risk of heart disease and a low risk of bleeding side effects.

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Tricycle injuries send thousands of tykes to ERs each year

More than 9,000 tricycle-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2012 and 2013, or nearly 5,000 each year, according to the study by researchers at Medical College of Georgia and Emory University.

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TPI helps golfers

TPI is the latest in personalized golf coaching. It stands for Titleist Performance Institute