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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
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Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

Retirement may not be so good for your mental and physical health, a lot of research suggests — or at least not good for everybody.
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The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Robert Siegel speaks with Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the virus' symptoms, transmission and containment.
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Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The company, citing religion, argued before the Supreme Court that it shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage in its health plan. The coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
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Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.
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90-Day Grace Period Under New Health Law Has Insurers Flustered

Under the Affordable Care Act, the grace period to pay a health insurance premium late has been extended to 90 days. Eric Whitney of CPR reports that this extension has insurers and doctors worried.
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Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly Edge

PBS's Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that's costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film's premiere.
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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, with half of the deaths caused by fumes from home stoves. Fixing the problem isn't as simple as providing more efficient stoves. Habits must change, too.
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Wal-Mart Recalls 'Cuddle Care' Dolls Because They Can Burn

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.
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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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