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Employer Health Costs Are Expected To Rise In 2015

Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.
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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.
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As Heart Attacks Rise In China, So Does Attention To Quality Of Care

There's been a quadrupling of hospitalizations for heart attacks in China since 2001. An in-depth look finds improvements in some heart attack care and significant quality gaps for others.
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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts

Drugmakers offer medicines at a bargain price to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor patients. Hospitals sometimes resell the drugs at full price and make hefty profits.
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Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.
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Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.
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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.
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Are Life Spans Getting Longer? It Depends On How Wealthy You Are

While life expectancies are getting longer for those who are well off, life spans for poor women are actually getting shorter. The stories of two women, from two different places, illustrate the gap.
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3-D Printing Lends Doctors A Hand, Building Tailor-Made Body Parts

Medicine is making use of 3-D printing more and more. Researchers are creating three-dimensional models of body parts to help plan surgeries; they're even creating replacement body parts from plastic and human cells. This has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to set up a 3-D printing lab of its own, to evaluate the flood new medical devices using the technology.
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After The Fall, A Young Man Chronicles His Life With Multiple Sclerosis

Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25. He has applied his skills as a documentary filmmaker to show what it's like to quickly lose the ability to walk.

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