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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.
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Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online

Bad moods — and good ones — can infect social networks at the speed of a keyboard click, according to researchers who gauged the effect of a rainy day on the emotional spin of Facebook posts.
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Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It's A Powerful Drug

Around the world, many of us start our day with a drug derived from a natural insecticide: caffeine. Murray Carpenter tells the tale in Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us.
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Health Care Law Helps Entrepreneurs Quit Their Day Jobs

Employer-provided health care can deter people from leaving their jobs to start their own businesses. Analysts say Obamacare could alleviate so-called entrepreneur lock.
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Maryland Is Home To The Healthiest Brains In The Country, Study Says

Maintaining a healthy mind into old age requires conscious effort in a number of factors, and according to a new index released this week, no state cultivates brains better than Maryland.

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How A Series Of Mistakes Hobbled Minnesota's Health Exchange

The difficulty states have had getting their marketplaces working has been one of the biggest setbacks for Obamacare. Miscommunication, technology failures and management errors all hit in Minnesota.
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Healthier Patients May Have To Wait For Costly Hepatitis C Drugs

Private insurers, as well as those serving Medicaid patients, are wrestling with how to cover the new drugs. Many say they will require prior approval and may be limited to the sickest patients.
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In Syria, Not Just Bullets And Bombs Harming Children

It's been nearly three years since the uprising began in Syria. Now Save The Children is out with a new report about how war has affected the health of Syria's youngest residents.
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Who Says Food Porn Has To Be Dominated By Junk Food?

Carrots don't stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.
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Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.

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