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Money Replaces Willpower In Programs Promoting Weight Loss

A group of nurses is competing for $10,000 in a weight-loss contest. A New York man motivated himself by pledging to donate to a cause he hated. Both approaches use money to reach a target weight. But which is better — the carrot or the stick?
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Why The Hospital Wants The Pharmacist To Be Your Coach

Hospitals are partnering with pharmacies to keep discharged patients from returning too soon. Walgreens, for one, is helping hospitals to manage patients' medications after they go home.
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How The Sequester Could Affect Health Care

Federal programs, including many that provide health care, could soon be hit with deep cuts to their budgets. Agencies won't close, but services ranging from food inspections to vaccinations could be cut back. And the health care industry warns that half a million jobs could be lost within a year.
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British Man Dies From SARS-Like Virus In U.K. Hospital

A new virus, which causes severe pneumonia, has killed a British man with a suppressed immune system. This is the sixth death from the coronavirus and the first outside the Middle East, where it emerged last year. Officials say the risk to the general population is low.
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Why One Mom Put Her 7-Year-Old On A Diet

When Dara-Lynn Weiss saw her daughter gaining a lot of weight, she put her on a strict diet. That decision made Weiss the target of criticism from her daughter, her friends and people who didn't even know her. Weiss talks about the experience, which she chronicled in her new memoir, The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet.
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Mommy Bashing: Criticism Fair Over Kid Diet?

Tell Me More's parenting roundtable continues the conversation on children and weight. Is it ever OK to put a child on a diet, or will it set them up for a lifetime of self esteem issues? Host Michel Martin hears from parents. Cookbook author Anupy Singla, and fitness instructor Dani Tucker weigh in.

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