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California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.
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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.
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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
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Experiment In Coordinated Care For Medicare Failed To Show Savings

The test aimed to help high-risk Medicare patients navigate the health care maze. But after three years, expected improvements in quality and savings failed to materialize.
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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Try to look inside the brain, and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.
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Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.
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On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.
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When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

Fresh grilled swordfish now tastes like rolled newspapers to Greg O'Brien, an unexpected effect of his Alzheimer's. And shopping without a grocery list is futile. But summer barbecues are still sweet.
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Traffic Takes A Tremendous Global Toll, But Cheap Fixes Can Save Lives

It's a global issue, and deaths are often high in the developing world. A new report looks at inexpensive ways to cut down on fatalities.
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California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

The superior court judge says questions raised in the case should be decided by legislatures or voters, not the court. The terminally ill plaintiffs say they'll appeal his decision.

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