Local Viewpoints
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Santa Fe Workers File National Labor Relations Board Complaint

  SANTA FE--Today, workers from Posa's Restaurant held a demonstration in front of the business on Zafarano Dr.

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Middle East
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

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Middle East
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza

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Shots - Health News
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

When weighing the risk of heart disease, how the numbers are presented to patients can make all the difference.
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Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 2:55 pm

Many of us get confused by claims of how much the risk of a heart attack, for example, might be reduced by taking medicine for it. And doctors can get confused, too.

Just ask Karen Sepucha. She runs the Health Decisions Sciences Center at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. A few years ago she surveyed primary care physicians, and asked how confident they were in their ability to talk about numbers and probabilities with patients.

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News
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

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Africa
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

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Law
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

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Book Reviews
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You

How do you know when a book has hooked you? When it really gets you in the guts and won't let go?

When you can't stop telling people about it. When you catch yourself inserting the title of the book into conversations where it has no place, breathlessly insisting to all your friends and relations that they need to read this book right now, and waving it around on elevators and hoping that someone asks you about it.

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Shots - Health News
2:03 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Dr. Donald Brown inoculated Kelly Kent with the HPV vaccine in his Chicago office in the summer of 2006 — not long after the first version of the vaccine reached the market.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Though the vaccine against human papilloma virus is highly effective in preventing certain forms of cancer, the number of preteens getting the vaccine is still dismally low, doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

"One of the top 5 reasons parents listed is that it hadn't been recommended to them by a doctor or nurse," the CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat told reporters at a press briefing.

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