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Children And Anorexia: Noticing The Warning Signs

Pop star Ke$ha says she's postponing her tour to get treatment for an eating disorder. Many parents worry that pop culture has been sending the wrong messages to kids about their bodies for years. Host Michel Martin hears from pediatrician Dr. Leslie Walker and mom of three, Leslie Morgan Steiner, who suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager.
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Coping With The Cold Is About Survival For The Homeless

Extreme cold has hit many parts of the country this winter, bringing life-threatening challenges for the homeless. Host Michel Martin hears how they've been coping. She speaks with Jerry Jones of the National Coalition for the Homeless, and Liz Kuoppala of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.
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Despite Federal Rules, Some States Deny Family Policies For Same-Sex Couples

Despite a Justice Department decision giving same-sex married couples equal recognition in federal courthouses, prisons and other programs, inconsistency in the treatment of same-sex married couples under the health law remains. States still make their own decisions.
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How Caffeinated Are Our Kids? Coffee Consumption Jumps

Energy drinks tend to get a bad rap. But when it comes to caffeine intake, teenagers seem to be getting far more caffeine from coffee drinks. Overall, about three-fourths of children in the U.S. consume caffeine on a given day.
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Maryland Could Ditch Its Health Exchange For New Signup Period

Maryland's health secretary says the state is actively looking at alternative options to using the state's troubled health exchange for a signup period in November.
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U.S. Delays Obamacare Deadline For Some Businesses

The Obama administration on Monday announced yet another postponement in implementing the new federal health care law. This time the administration is giving small businesses affected by the law another year to comply. Businesses with 50 to 99 employees have until 2016 to comply.
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Tuberculosis Case No Cause For Concern, Say Maryland Health Officials

A case of tuberculosis in a Montgomery County high school has put parents on edge, but state health officials say there is no cause for concern.

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U.S. Resets Obamacare Deadline For Some Businesses To 2016

In the second delay for medium-size businesses under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says firms with 50-99 workers now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance. Larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.
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Health Law's Employer Mandate Hits Another Speed Bump

The Obama administration is again delaying a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires most companies to provide employees with health insurance. This time, smallish firms — those with fewer than 100 workers, but more than 49 — get a reprieve until 2016.
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Young And In Love? Thank Mom And Dad, At Least A Little

How well people got along with their parents as teenagers affects how satisfied they are with romantic relationships as young adults. But if you were a rebellious teen, don't fret. Researchers say it's just one of many factors that influence your romantic life.

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