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Bad-Disk Reboot: Back Pain May Not Mean Surgery

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Combat Medicine: Fast-Tracking Troops to Germany

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'Miracle Workers' Save Lives at Balad Field Hospital

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Close Call: A Young Woman's Breast Cancer Scare

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