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Latino Immigrants Find A Better Life In U.S., Poll Says

Many Latino immigrants come to the U.S. in search of a better life — and most of them find one, according to a new poll. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about the findings with Robert Blendon of the Harvard School of Public Health and Rey Junco of Purdue University.
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Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard

Last year, the fast-food chain earned the dubious distinction from a health watchdog group of serving "America's worst restaurant meal." Now, Long John Silver's is winning praise for removing all trans fats from its menu.
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Failing To Get Off The Couch May Contribute To Heart Failure

Researchers focused on the activities outside business hours. And they found that your behavior beyond whatever you're doing to make a living appears to affect your chances of heart failure. To minimize the risk, walk when you can and sit only when you must.
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MTV's Public Service Message: Teen Moms

MTV's two teen-mom reality shows have been criticized for glamorizing teenage mothers, but a new study shows they've led instead to a significant drop in births to teenage girls.

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Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

Whole Foods recently decided it would not buy produce from farmers who used treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, on their fields. But scientists say this is a mistake — the material is safe and benefits the environment in lots of different ways.
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Maryland Senate Approves Stopgap Health Insurance Bill

The rollout of Maryland's health care exchange has been anything but smooth, and the state senate has now given approval to a measure that would give some temporary coverage while the mistakes are sorted out.

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Preventive Medical Care Can Come With Unexpected Costs

Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. But some people are finding that they still end up having to pay for anesthesia and other associated services. And not all insurers are covering all forms of birth control.
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Can You Really Parent Long Distance?

Parenting is hard enough when the family is under one roof. But what if your children are 300 — or even 3,000 miles away? Guest host Celeste Headlee hears from parents whose work, military service or divorce take them away from their children.
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Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

Research shows that when kids are allowed to serve themselves, they're less likely to overeat. They also tend to be more open to trying different kinds of foods.
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Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that nearly 1 in 5 Latinos say diabetes is the major health concern for themselves and their family. In East Los Angeles, where obesity and diabetes are common, community activists are committed to turning the problem around.

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