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Just One Dose Of Many Common Medicines Can Kill A Child

Narcotic painkillers are risky for small kids. But so are some popular pills to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
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Tips To Take Back The Dinner Table From Picky Eaters

Cookbook author Sally Sampson and pediatric endocrinologist David Ludwig discuss the Picky Eater Project, which aims to learn why some children have picky eating habits and what some remedies may be.
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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.
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CBO Assesses Affordable Care Act's Economic Effects

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of workers to cut back on their hours, or even retire early. That could drag down the economy.
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Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
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Young Doesn't Mean Invincible When It Comes To Strokes

One-third of people who have strokes when they're young struggle with disability and loss of independence nine years later, a study finds. About 10 percent of strokes hit people under 50.
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With New Food Labels, Back Of The Box Gets A Makeover

Nutrition panels just got a big makeover from the Food and Drug Administration. First lady Michelle Obama is announcing the changes on the fourth anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity.
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Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs

Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too. Cleaning it would help, researchers say.
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Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

At a Maryland workshop, doctors learn how yoga techniques can help patients with a range of health problems. The doctors also get continuing education credits for the classes.
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Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.

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