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Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

To reduce recidivism and promote health, the Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to make it easier for ex-prisoners to sign up for or restart Medicaid coverage.
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To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

As patients increasingly have more choice in hospitals, hospitals look to stand out. Geisinger Health is taking cue from retail and refunding unsatisfied customers. Experts say that's smart business.
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Syria Hospital Bombing: Are The Rules Of War Breaking Down?

The destruction of a hospital in Aleppo is part of a disturbing trend. And it's not just happening in Syria.
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U.S. Doctors Prepare For Arrival Of Zika Virus

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of public health and environmental services in Harris County, Texas, about what they're doing to prepare their community for Zika, and how they're paying for it.
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In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

Mosquitoes infected with Zika haven't turned up along the U.S. Gulf Coast yet, but could thrive in the region's sultry summer weather. Pregnant women and their doctors are already taking precautions.
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Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

Teenagers are having less sex and getting better about using contraceptives, a survey finds. Economic hard times also make it less likely that teens will want to become parents so early in life.
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Genetic Variations Help Make Fraternal Twins More Likely

Scientists identified two genetic variants that make it more likely that a woman will give birth to fraternal twins. Knowing this might help develop safer fertility treatments.
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If You Think She Looks Like An Avon Lady, You're Half Right

She's a Living Goods agent. The company styles its door-to-door health care deliveries after American businesses like Avon, Amway and Tupperware.
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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Distracted Driving: What It Will Take To Lower Fatalities

It is illegal in most states to text and drive. But new research says distracted driving -- including texting -- could be behind seventy percent of accidents. Assessing the prevalence of distracted driving and what it will take to lower fatalities.

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