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Supreme Court Rules To Keep Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The Supreme Court also ruled 10 clinics that perform abortion can stay open in Texas thereby giving the clinics a chance to appeal the federal court decision ordering them to close in early June.
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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
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Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.
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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.
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The Latest In Anti-Aging Research: The Power Of The Toxins In Vegetables

Another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables: Recent research shows that small doses of the toxins naturally found in plants can boost our immune systems, protect against brain disease and help us live longer. We look at the toxins in plants and other anti-aging insights.

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
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After Supreme Court Ruling, What's Next For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia?

Virginia is one of the states that opted not to use federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid coverage for low-income families.

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