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2:03pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Shots - Health News

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

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 4:11 pm

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 five 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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11:46am

Thu July 24, 2014
U.S.

Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 2:44 pm

Bill Gluba, the mayor of Davenport, is trying to find appropriate sites that could serve as shelters for Central American minors.
pioneer98 Flickr

Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Southern border of the U.S. over the past few months.

That's led to protests and debates — not only in the Southwest but across the country, as children have been given shelter in cities and towns that are sometimes quite far from the border.

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11:19am

Thu July 24, 2014
U.S.

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Zzarr, a Dutch shepherd, with K-9 handler U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Arriaga (partly hidden), in 2011.
Romeo Gacad AFP/Getty Images

It's dog days on Capitol Hill — or, more precisely, dogs have had their day there.

Five in particular — all war dog veterans. The canines joined their human advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday, "Military Dogs Take the Hill," to spotlight an effort to require that all military working dogs be retired to the U.S.

Congress passed a law last year saying the military may bring back its working dogs to the U.S. to be reunited with their handlers, but it does not say they must be brought back.

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9:44am

Thu July 24, 2014
Shots - Health News

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 9:50 am

ProPublica

In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son.

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6:46am

Thu July 24, 2014

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