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African Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

Nearly one in four African Americans tell pollsters they're having a hard time paying for needed prescription medicine. One in three say they struggled to pay bills from hospitals or doctors last year.
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With Epilepsy Treatment, The Goal Is To Keep Kids Seizure-Free

For children with epilepsy, doctors now try to prevent seizures altogether. It's a big switch in thinking from the days when seizures weren't considered such a bad thing. That changed due to research showing that seizures can affect learning and memory.
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'Not Fighting For Just Sarah': Rating Transplant Priorities

Sarah Murnaghan's family took up a legal fight to push the 10-year-old higher on the adult organ waitlist. In addition to trying to secure new lungs, mother Janet Murnaghan says the system needs to change.
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Asparagus Helps Lower Blood Pressure (At Least In Rats)

After 10 weeks, hypertensive rats fed a diet consisting of 5 percent asparagus had lower blood pressure than their counterparts fed a standard rat diet.
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A Restaurant Brainstorms How To Afford Obamacare

Restaurants face particular challenges adapting to the new health care laws. The CFO of one restaurant chain says it's not as simple as just cutting employee pay or raising prices to bring in the extra money needed.
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Datapalooza: A Concept, A Conference And A Movement

Entrepreneurs, investors and data geeks descended on Washington, D.C., in pursuit of better ways to make health information useful for consumers. They urged bureaucrats to set the health data free.

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