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Why Energy Drinks May Not Be The Answer For Sleepy Soldiers

A study finds combat soldiers who were heavy users of energy drinks were more likely to sleep less than four hours a night. But is the popularity of the drinks contributing to sleeplessness or just a reflection of it?
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What Health-Minded Smartphone Users Have In Common With Obama Voters

Exit polls and a separate survey of cellphone users show similarities between Obama voters and people who tap their mobile devices to get health information. Latinos, African-Americans and young people were big in both groups.
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Polio Hides Out In A Few 'Sanctuaries' In Nigeria

Despite intensified efforts to vaccinate kids in Nigeria, polio cases are on the rise there. It's one of the last places in the world where polio is endemic. Most cases are popping up in a few communities that are now the prime targets for public health workers.
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Montgomery County Council To Discuss Drug Issues In Schools

Montgomery County officials are looking to address rising drug issues in the county's schools, and three county council committees will hold a joint hearing today to discuss the problem.

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Conservatives Vow To Keep Pushing Abortion Limits

After the election, many conservatives are pondering their losses. Some say their anti-abortion principles weren't the problem; it was the Republican Party's failure to run a truly conservative candidate. They're vowing to change the party and continue their fight to restrict abortion.
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Hospitals Gamble On Urgent Care Clinics To Keep Patients Healthy

Urgent care clinics are part of a growth strategy for some hospital chains. But some analysts wonder if hospitals will be able to provide good customer service at the clinics.
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Obamacare Is Here To Stay, But In What Form?

With President Obama's re-election, states that had postponed creating health insurance exchanges required by the sweeping federal health law will now have to scramble to set them up. These marketplaces are supposed to make it easier for people to shop for health coverage.

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