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New Tech Embeds ID in 3D-Printed Products

3D printing is still a niche industry, largely due to the costs associated with the machines and materials. But as those costs decrease, 3D printers are being used for a form of production that designers call "mass customization." Full story

Radiation risk at Fort Bliss?

   The military is investigating radiation detected at Fort Bliss, located outside of El Paso, where a former nuclear weapons bunker was housed. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Medical companies to pay $1M in false claims suit

Federal prosecutors say a hospital and a radiation practice in Augusta have agreed to pay more than a million dollars to settle allegations it filed false claims.      Prosecutors said Monday that Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC, which is owned and operated by the for-profit hospital chain, HCA Inc Full story

Many cancer patients expect palliative care to cure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a survey of patients with terminal lung cancer, nearly two-thirds did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms would not cure their disease. Full story

New York men accused of plotting to build radiation weapon

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - Two New York men are accused of plotting to produce a lethal radiation weapon and trying to sell it to a Jewish group and the Ku Klux Klan, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Wednesday. Full story

Unique treatment for early stage breast cancer

   Single dose intraoperative radiation was found to be just as effective as whole breast radiation at preventing breast cancer recurrence. The therapy delivers small amounts of radiation directly to the site of the lumpectomy cavity immediately following the removal of the tumor, which can be more con

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  Hospitals aim to reduce kids’ radiation exposure

Researchers who analyzed data in children under age 15 who had CT scans between 1996 and 2011 examined the frequency and level of radiation doses. They estimate that of the four million scans performed each year, more than 4,800 kids could develop future cancers as a result of radiation exposure. NB

  Does breast cancer radiation raise risk of heart disease?

A new study suggests breast cancer radiation treatment can increase the risk of dying of heart disease before the age of 80, however, as NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman says, radiation technology has evolved significantly since the study first began in 1958.

  Mastectomy may have less benefit than lumpectomy

MaAccording to a new study among early stage breast cancer survivors, those who receive a lumpectomy plus radiation and those who have a mastectomy both have similar rates of survival. The latest research indicates the more invasive surgery isn’t necessarily the better option.  NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyde

  Boy plays harp for hospitalized mom, others

A young harpist plays for patients during his mother's radiation therapy sessions at an Indianapolis hospital. WTHR's Anne Marie Tiernan reports.

  Twin satellites to orbit Van Allen radiation belts

A pair of satellites armed to withstand an onslaught of cosmic rays is launched to orbit the planet's Van Allen radiation belts. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Former Marine Jack Wright , 88, sits at the wedding reception after marrying his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in the oncology radiation department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the Battle for Guadalca

Photos of the bride and groom lie on the cake table after former Marine Jack Wright, 88, married his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in Los Angeles
Photos of the bride and groom lie on the cake table after former Marine Jack Wright, 88, married his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in Los Angeles

Photos of the bride and groom lie on the cake table after former Marine Jack Wright, 88, married his girlfriend of 30 years, Shirlene King, 57, in the oncology radiation department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the

Shirlene King, 57, walks into the radiation oncology department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles
Shirlene King, 57, walks into the radiation oncology department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles

Shirlene King, 57, walks into the radiation oncology department of the Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles to marry her boyfriend of 30 years, former Marine Jack Wright, 88, May 7, 2013. Wright is one of 11 remaining U.S. survivors of the Battle for Guadalcanal in World War II. He decide