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Calculating The Value Of Human Tissue Donation

Many organ donors are unaware they've also agreed to donate their veins, bones, skin and other tissue, which can be used not only to save a life, but also to help a cosmetic surgery patient. It's a $1 billion a year industry many know little about.
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Health Insurance Prices For Women Set To Drop

Women spend $1 billion more annually on their health premiums than they would if they were men. But under the recently upheld health law, insurers won't be allowed to charge higher rates based on gender starting in 2014.
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Virginia Takes A 'Wait-And-See' Approach To Health Care Act

The debate over federal health care reform continues in Virginia, as the commonwealth prepares to let the federal government take the lead in setting up a statewide health care exchange.

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Deciding On Truvada: Who Should Take A HIV Prevention Pill?

Truvada, the first HIV prevention pill, costs about $13,000 a year, and it's not clear whether insurers will pay for it. And while taking a daily pill sounds simple, the new prevention strategy involves some complicated issues.
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Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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Tissue Donation A Growing Billion Dollar Business

Audie Cornish has more about an upcoming series on human tissue donation.

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