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Bret Michaels Helps Hospital Create Bret Michaels Hospitality & Music Room!

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The more we hear about Bret Michaels, the more we like — we think he's a genuinely nice guy who wants to help and repay favors.

For instance, take the fact that Bret just invested in a new room for patients and their families at the Phoenix hospital where he was treated for a brain hemorrhage.

How's that for a thank you??

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Stress And Depression Might Affect Cancer Survival

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Well, this sucks!

As if being diagnosed with cancer isn't already inherently stressful and depressing, it turns out that both of those things play a part in cancer survival rates.

The study found that symptoms of depression among a group of patients with late-stage renal cell carcinoma were associated with an increased risk of death.

So what was it exactly?

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SICK! L.A. Gynecologist Charged For Sexually Assaulting Patient!

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Ugh!

We can't even believe stuff like this happens!! Doctors are supposed to CARE for patients, not sexually assault them!

A gynecologist from Van Nuys has just been charged with sexually assaulting a patient on two occasions while examining her at a Northridge hospital.

His name is Dr. Kevin Pezeshki, and we really hope you're not finding out right now that he's your doctor.

If he was, and you are also a victim, now's the time to come forward, though!

So what happened?

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Once-A-Day HIV Treatment Pill Gets FDA Approval!

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Stribild Approved FDA HIV

This is good news for those out there that have HIV but struggle with taking all the medications to keep it in check.

The FDA has just approved a new pill, taken once a day, that combines two previously approved drugs plus two new ones.

It's called Stribild, and it provides a complete treatment regimen for HIV infection. It's supposed to be available by the end of the week!

The only problem is that it costs more than the other treatments, which is kind of bullshizz. Gilead, the creator of the drug, is charging wholesalers $28,500 a year for the drug, though apparently it will provide discounts to state assistance programs and has created a patient financial-assistance program.

This is not much more effective than the multi-pill regimen, but only having to take one pill instead of many is the main draw.

It's too bad about the price, though!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Pan-Fried Meat Linked To Prostate Cancer

Filed under: FoodHealthScience!Scary!

Pan Fried Steak

Daaaaaang, life! Why do you always have to ruin a good thing??

As it turns out, if you're a man that eats 1.5 servings of pan-fried red meat a week, you're 30 percent more likely tot have advanced prostate cancer.

That's just harsh, life!

It isn't just pan-frying though

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Musicians On Call Thanks Justin Bieber!

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Musicians On Call is SUCH a fab program, and it's wonderful to hear about all the help they're getting.

Well, Dr. Leslie Faerstein wanted to take a moment and thank one very special person for all his help — Justin Bieber!

Specifically, she's thanking him for all his support during his BELIEVE Charity Drive.

So cute!

Thank you, Justin!

Think of all the kids and patients you helped!

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Patients HIV-Free After Bone Marrow Transplants!

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This is amazinggggg!

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that two men no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells after bone marrow transplants!

The men were on anti-retroviral therapy, and now they might be cured of HIV.

It seems weird even typing that but it could be true.

One of the researchers said:

"We expected HIV to vanish from the patients’ plasma, but it is surprising that we can’t find any traces of HIV in their cells. It suggests that under the cover of anti-retroviral therapy, the cells that repopulated the patient’s immune system appear to be protected from becoming re-infected with HIV."

More studies need to be conducted on these two men to make sure they are completely cured of HIV.

They remain on anti-retroviral medications for the time being.

So we've got bone marrow transplants and a prevention pill on the way!

Right now, bone marrow transplants are too costly and dangerous for all HIV patients to undergo but it's still a great step in the right direction.

Way to go, doctors!

Science! Science! Science!

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