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Medicaid Fight Reinvigorated With Political Light On Health Care

Medicaid is a campaign issue for the first time in years. Republicans cite studies to say the health care program for those with low incomes has failed, and they want to turn it back to the states. But Medicaid researchers say those studies don't portray Medicaid accurately.
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Got Heartburn? Maybe You Should Rethink Your Drink

Spicy, acidic foods and heavy meals often get blamed when we experience heartburn. But researchers say that uncomfortable feeling may also be linked to what we're drinking: namely, alcohol, coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
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Ryan Offers Bold Ideas To GOP Presidential Ticket

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan stopped off in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin Sunday. Ryan has represented Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District for 14 years. In that time, he's gained national attention for proposing sweeping changes to the way government works while also watching out for his constituents.
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On The Road To Olympic Gold, Kenyan Marathoners Fuel Up On Carbs

Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
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Choosing Ryan Defines Health Care For GOP Ticket

Adding Rep. Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket will likely elevate issues like Medicare and Medicaid to the top of the election agenda. Ryan's presence will present the public with a dramatic choice about the role the government should play in health care.
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The Possible Future Of Health Care, Given VP Pick

Rep. Paul Ryan brings sizzle to the GOP ticket that conservatives love. But he also adds some risk because the heart of Ryan's plan calls for dramatic changes to the nation's largest government health programs, Medicare and Medicaid. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to host Guy Raz about what those changes could mean for the campaign and the country, should they win.
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Attacking Alzheimer's With Antibodies, Hormones

Researchers are attempting to treat Alzheimer's disease with antibodies, hormones and gene therapy. But will any lead to a cure? Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, talks about the latest research, and whether there might someday be a vaccine to protect the aging brain.

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