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GAO Audit: Feds Failed To Rein In Medicare Advantage Overbilling

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans have overcharged the federal government by billions of dollars, yet Medicare hasn't been effective in recouping the excessive payments, an audit found.
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Top Medical Journals Give Women Researchers Short Shrift

Women scientists get first-author credit on medical studies much less often than their male coauthors. That has career implications and could even be skewing the study of women's health.
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What Feds' Push To Share Health Data Means For Patients

ProPublica's Charles Ornstein spoke with Niall Brennan about making health data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services more widely available outside the government.
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Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

Researchers from Oregon State University find that when healthy adults work one year past the typical retirement age of 65, they increase their odds of living longer.
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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.
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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
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Professional 'Guinea Pigs' Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

One man died and five others were injured in a clinical trial in France this year. Trials like those depend on healthy people willing to take experimental medications in return for cash.
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On Mother's Day, Mourning The Mom My Baby Will Never Know

I watched my mother disappear bit by bit as cancer destroyed her brain. I don't know if she heard me when I said I was pregnant. But I still feel her love. I think our baby will, too.
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Major League Baseball Cancels Series In Puerto Rico Due To Zika Concerns

The Pirates-Marlins series was meant to honor Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente, who hails from the island. But players say they were worried about contracting Zika.
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#NPRreads: Take Flight With These 3 Stories This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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