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Would You Like Health Insurance With Those Stocking Stuffers?

While shoppers rush to the mall to pick up the last neckties and Transformers for Christmas, health officials are trying to pitch them on an unconventional gift this holiday season: health insurance.
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New Blood Donation Rules Would Still Exclude Many Gay Men

The FDA recommends overturning a lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. It's the right solution, but it still won't help me donate.
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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.
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Christmas In Liberia: Ebola Fears, No Snow, Holiday Spirit

The deadly virus has cast a shadow over the country. Nonetheless, many Liberians are determined to have a happy Christmas and a hopeful new year.
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Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Threaten To Bust Prison Budgets

Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C — up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.
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Local Lawmakers Make Plea To Combat Opioid Abuse

A group of U.S. Senators sent Secretary of Health and Human Services' Sylvia Burwell a letter asking her to focus more attention on overdose education and provide more access to treatment on substance abuse.
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Family Holds Together After Accident That Changes Everything

Kate Lebrun was 13 when her father was paralyzed in an accident. Now she's finally asking the questions that have been on her mind ever since.

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Adaptive Skiing Helps People with Injuries Stay Active

We'll follow a group of "adaptive" skiers who are still hitting the slopes, even after serious injuries.

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How Strong Is D.C.'s Safety-Net Hospital?

United Medical Center is D.C.'s only hospital east of the Anacostia River.  We'll explore its troubled past, and how it's faring now.

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Researchers Work to Better Understand the Brains of Deaf Language Learners

In the first known study of its kind, researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Gallaudet University have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status.

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