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Maryland Republican Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

A House committee approved an amendment on Wednesday that would undo the marijuana decriminalization bill passed in the District in March.


Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up ... and a really fun part of parenting.

Heart Of The Matter: Treating The Disease Instead Of The Person

When a man winds up in the hospital after a heart attack, he feels the doctors and nurses treated him poorly. But they have a completely different view. They see his case as a resounding success.

How Connecticut's Change In Autism Coverage Could Make Waves

The state has defined autism behavioral therapy as a type of medical benefit not subject to the mental health parity law, a move that allows insurers more latitude in limiting benefits.
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Walgreens To Offer Free HIV Tests In D.C. Area

Walgreens pharmacists will administer the tests in private consultation rooms and consumers can obtain test results in as little as one minute.

Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."
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McAuliffe Considers Next Move On Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Republicans have effectively blocked the expansion of Medicaid in the commonwealth, but political analysts don't expect Gov. Terry McAuliffe to back off now.


'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much

A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

3-D Mammography Finds More Tumors, But Questions Remain

A newer form of mammogram that takes multiple X-rays makes it less likely that women will be called back for more screening, a study finds. But it's still too early to know if it increases survival.