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Controversial Komen Policy Official Resigns

Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.

Screening Kids For Cholesterol Can Raise Awareness And Anxiety

New federal guidelines say every child should be screened for high cholesterol once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21. The testing aims to find kids with extremely high cholesterol caused by a genetic condition. But the testing will find others whose cholesterol may not need treatment.
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Ft. Washington Family Found Unconscious From Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide poisoning struck again this week at Prince George's County firefighters found a family unconscious in their Fort Washington home due to exposure to the odorless gas.


Taxing Sugar, Will It Help People Be Healthier?

New research indicates excessive consumption of sugar leads to an increase in all kinds of chronic diseases. But how much sugar is too much? Would making sugary foods more expensive help to get consumers to cut back?

Where Eye Care Is A Luxury, Technology Offers Access

Entrepreneurs and researchers are looking for ways to bring the cost of eye care down in the developing world. One group is working on technology that turns a smartphone into an eye exam machine, while another has developed glasses with liquid lenses that change prescriptions with the help of a pump.

Ending Violence Sparked By Baby's Cry

About 300 babies die each year after being hospitalized for serious injuries, according to a new report. Researchers are testing ways to help parents cope with the anger and frustration that can be triggered by a crying baby.