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I, Robot: Paraplegics Get An Assist

Wearable robots are making walking a reality for paraplegics in rehabilitation centers around the country. But before Iron Man-like suits become mainstream, they'll need to overcome cost and regulatory hurdles.
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Pakistan Reaches A Milestone In Ending Polio

Pakistan is close to eradicating one of the last two remaining types of polio left in the country, researchers announced on Monday. They haven't seen a case of this type in nearly seven months. Health workers are cautiously optimistic that their extra vaccination efforts are starting to pay off.
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Colorado Embraces Health Insurance Exchanges

Colorado has been moving to set up an insurance exchange since the health care law was passed. The government, insurance industry and the hospitals say they are glad their work over the last year has been worth it.
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Nevada Quietly Starts Implementing Obamacare

Since 2011, Nevada has been quietly implementing a state exchange. Although the state joined the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, its governor said Nevada made a decision to build the exchange on their own. Pauline Bartolone looks at how a Republican governor is implementing the federal health care law.
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OK To Eat Before Rolling Up Sleeve For Cholesterol Test?

For most people, a nonfasting cholesterol test will do just fine, a Canadian study suggests. A meal beforehand is unlikely to change key ratios of fats in the blood that doctors use to assess a person's risk for heart disease and stroke.

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