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Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

New research shows that women make up almost two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's disease. Angela Geiger of the Alzheimer's Association talks about the new findings and clarifies misconceptions.
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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?
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Last Chance To Ask About Health Law Before Sign-Up Deadline

A 19-year-old claimed on his parents' tax return as a dependent doesn't plan to buy health coverage. Forgoing insurance will trigger a penalty. Who will be on the hook for it?
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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

The craft store chain's conservative Christian owners object to the Affordable Care Act mandate to include coverage for birth control in company health insurance plans.
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Virginia General Assembly Deadlocked Over Medicaid Expansion

Governor Terry McAuliffe is attempting to facilitate a deal between Republicans and Democrats, who are engaged in a game of chicken over expanding Medicaid in the commonwealth.
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Ebola Breaks Out In West Africa For The First Time

A deadly form of Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea. Early reports suggested the disease had spread to other neighboring countries. But none of the more far-flung cases have been confirmed.
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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.
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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
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Kids Benefit From Counseling At The Pediatrician's Office

Defiance and other behavior problems are common in children, and counseling can help. Offering mental health care at the pediatrician's office made it much more likely that children would attend.
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Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo of the Florida Department of Children and Families responds to Tell Me More's recent conversation on child abuse and neglect in the state.

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