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'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is trying to help Alzheimer's patients experience fewer behavioral issues. Robert Siegel speaks with researcher Mariana Figueiro and psychiatrist Guerman Ermolenko.
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Reason To Smile: Children's Dental Health Improves In Maryland

Tooth decay among Maryland children has shown a marked decline over the last decade.

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Red State Hospitals Pressured To Care For The Poor Without More Medicaid

About two dozen states refused to expand their Medicaid programs, leaving some hospitals wondering how they're going to treat the poor. Michel Martin speaks with reporters from Mississippi and Texas.
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Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60

People tend to relax as they get older, and most people sit more. Each extra hour of sitting increases the odds that they won't be able to get out of bed or do other daily activities.
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PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

Kojo looks at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects.

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Insurance Marketplace Prices Vary Regarding Location

What you pay for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces varies widely based on where you live. Steve Inskeep talks to Jordan Rau, senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News, about the 10 cheapest health care markets, the 10 most expensive and what may behind the price differences.
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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

The African country faces some of the toughest health problems in the world, including high rates of HIV and infant mortality. But many residents who can't afford public health care turn to unauthorized private clinics. Now the government says clinics that don't measure up will be shut down.
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Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

Price-shopping for coffee makers is easy. Finding the actual cost of a colonoscopy? Nearly impossible. But putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.
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Babies Who Eat Too Well May Be On The Path To Obesity

Do pushy parents make a baby fatter, or is it all in the genes? That's one of the big puzzles that scientists are trying to answer. Two studies suggest that an individual's interest in food is a big factor, even in babies. A genetic predisposition may be involved.
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IVF Baby Boom: Births From Fertility Procedures Hit New High

Doctors performed more in vitro fertilization procedures and delivered more IVF babies in 2012 than ever before, researchers reported Monday. The rate of multiple births has declined, however, as couples have chosen to use fewer embryos during IVF.

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