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White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says

The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.

The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the tools with the greatest impact, from affordable tablets for schoolkids to an electrical grid in a box.

What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Throughout life we are subjected to many things that can affect our risk for developing cancer. Take our quiz to learn more.

Guess How Much Of Uncle Sam's Money Goes To Foreign Aid? Guess Again!

A poll shows that Americans have no clue about the percent of the budget pie that is directed to foreign aid. But maybe it's not our fault.

Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Role In 2015's Obamacare

Though insurance agents say they initially felt sidelined by the Affordable Care Act, many are working hard this round to help uninsured Texans find a good plan through the federal website.

When It's Hard To Get A Vaccine Exemption, More Kids Get Shots

Robert Siegel speaks to Emory University epidemiologist Dr. Saad Omer about his research into state laws covering non-medical vaccine exemptions.

Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.

If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.

Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.