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Texas teen hopes to raise $1 million for hospital

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DALLAS (AP) — Ben Sater was 10 when he realized that Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children never charged his family for the orthopedic treatment he'd been getting for several years.

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Hearing to air VA mistakes with hospital equipment

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A congressional panel is pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs to disclose on Tuesday whether non-sterile equipment that may have exposed 10,000 veterans to HIV and other infections was isolated to three Southeast hospitals or is part of a wider problem.

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VA expands health care eligibility for nondisabled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has started expanding the number of nondisabled moderate-income veterans eligible for health care in its system.

It expects that with a new regulation going into effect Monday, nearly 266,000 veterans, for the first time, can use its medical centers and clinics starting next year.

The veterans eligible are from a category known as "Priority 8." They were blocked from enrollment in 2003. Under the new regulation some, but not all who fall in this category, will now be eligible.

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Pediatricians take on bullies, dating violence

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to take an active role in preventing bullying in schools and violence among dating teenagers.

The academy gives doctors tips for doing that in an updated policy being published in the July issue of its journal, Pediatrics.

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Missouri man overcomes 'football' sized tumor

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Larry Pike wasn't in pain, but his body was looking increasingly strange.

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