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Virginia Tests Medicaid-Medicare Program

The Commonwealth is combining some of its Medicaid and Medicare programs to help ease the cost for service-intensive patients.

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Maryland Board Restores License Of Abortion Clinic

The license of the director for a group of abortion clinics in the state has been restored this week.


Coping On Father's Day Without Dad

Teens who've lost a dad to cancer are a lonely bunch on Father's Day. But when some of these teenagers bare their souls, it turns out they have learned lessons that make them wise beyond their years.
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Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, is in studio. We talk about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other health issues the Old Line State is taking on.


Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

An extract from raw, green coffee beans has been called a "miracle" weight-loss aid. But a study in mice casts doubt on the supplement's fat-burning effects — and even offers preliminary evidence that it could be harmful.

Haiti Moves A Step Closer Toward Eradicating Elephantiasis

Despite the daunting health challenges Haiti faces, the country has achieved a major step toward eliminating the parasitic infection, which causes severe swelling of the legs. Haiti is on track to wipe out the disease within four years, scientists say.

Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

Needle sharing and drug use put an estimated 4,000 people at risk for contracting HIV every year. Now, the same medications that are used to treat HIV-positive individuals might also protect the uninfected before they engage in risky behavior.