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Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation

Certain sales strategies work well with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them when advertising coverage with the Affordable Care Act.
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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

Most of that harm could have been prevented, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services. The injuries also cost taxpayers nearly $3 billion a year in extra hospitalizations.
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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
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Beer As A Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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Cities Take The Lead In Regulating Electronic Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is still figuring out what to do about electronic cigarettes. But to reduce the odds kids will get hooked on nicotine, some cities are moving to restrict them.
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Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Virginia Health Inspector Quits Amid Complaints About Deeds Probe

A lead mental health inspector in Virginia resigned on Tuesday, citing interference into his investigation into the suicide of the son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds.

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Among Soldiers, Risk Of Suicide May Have Surprising Roots

The journal JAMA Psychiatry is publishing initial findings from the largest-ever study of soldiers and suicide. They say a higher rate of those in the military have pre-existing mental conditions.
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Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Birthing Centers

Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.

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