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Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal

Eating a diet high in fat isn't good for us. But demonizing fat didn't lead us down a healthy path either. Some fats, especially plant-based fats such olive oil are good for us.
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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up.
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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.
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Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.
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Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail

Medicine's shift from paper to computers has been painful and expensive. But now doctors can easily write and transmit prescriptions by computer, saving money and improving the quality of care.
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Maryland May Abandon $125M Health Exchange Website

After a botched rollout of the state's health exchange website, Maryland officials may scrap the site this week for another used successfully in Connecticut.

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What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S.

Denmark, S.C., once had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates, but in the last 30 years, sex education programs have helped lower that rate to one of the state's lowest.
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Smoking May Soon Be Stubbed Out In Ocean City

First they banned swearing, now inside sources are saying that Ocean City is giving serious weight to a long-considered ban on smoking in the resort town.

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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

India declared itself polio-free on Thursday, but it isn't wasting time celebrating. Leaders are already applying the tools used to fight polio to end a disease that kills more than 150 kids each day.
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West Virginia's Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Calling a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to conduct such a procedure in West Virginia.

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