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Recipe For Strong Teenage Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

These days teenagers shun milk and reach for the energy drinks. That doesn't bode well for their bones, since most of the adult skeleton is built between ages 9 and 14. But milk isn't as fattening as teenagers think. They need vitamin D, too. But perhaps the most surprising ingredient for strong bones is exercise.
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Being Tight On Money, Short On Diapers Brings Health Issues

Families who can't afford diapers sometimes re-use disposable diapers. That practice leads to many other problems for families living in poverty, according to a Yale study. Host Arun Rath talks with Joanne Goldblum, a social worker and an author of the study. She is also the founder and executive director of the National Diaper Bank Network.
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How The World Backed Polio Into A Corner

Just a few decades ago, polio was crippling more than a thousand children each day. Now the paralyzing virus remains endemic to only three countries. A timeline shows how polio went from one of the most feared illnesses to a disease on the ropes.
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Possible Listeria Contamination Leads To Recalls In 25 States

Fears of possible listeria contamination are forcing grocery stores in 25 states to pull refrigerated foods from shelves. Taylor Farms of Jessup, Md., is recalling products that include salad kits with packets of dressing due to concerns of a possible contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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PR Experts: Obamacare Message (Not Just The Site) Needs Fix

Just how does the administration go about winning the trust of the American people after the HealthCare.gov debacle? Experts in public relations have some thoughts.
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Bipartisan Anger, Competing Interests Over HealthCare.gov

With the drama of the 17-day government shutdown over, the spotlight this week turned to the troubled rollout of the federal health insurance exchanges. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about the frustrations from both parties over the crippled HealthCare.gov website.
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'Loyal Soldier' Sebelius Vows To Stay Put, Fix HealthCare.gov

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is rejecting calls for her resignation, saying, "I don't work for" those calling the loudest for her to step down. And the government official who has become the face of the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website says she has promised the president she'll get things straightened out.
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For Obamacare To Work, It's Not Just About The Numbers

Relatively few people have enrolled in new health insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act exchanges launched this month. But some health care experts say it's early days yet — and that getting the right proportion of healthy, young new enrollees is just as important as how quickly people sign up.
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Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

New data suggest that even modest increases in blood sugar among people in their 50s, 60s and 70s can have a negative influence on memory. To control blood sugar, what you eat is important.
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Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way

After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.

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