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Loneliness Bodes Poorly For A Healthy Old Age

Loneliness in older people can predict declines in health and an increased risk of death, a six-year-long study found. People over 60 who feel lonely had a 45 percent higher risk of death than those who weren't lonely.
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One Writer Puts A Face To The Abortion Debate

During election season, a lot of the discussion around the issue of abortion is political. But for the women who undergo abortions, it's a deeply personal, and often painful, choice. Writer Sarah Tuttle-Singer recently shared her story in the essay, "My Jewish Abortion." She talks about it with host Michel Martin.
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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.
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Consumers Stuck With Murky Sunscreen Labels Another Summer

Consumers who were expecting the Food and Drug Administration's new requirements for sunscreen labels to be implemented this month will have to wait. The agency has given sunscreen manufacturers until December to catch up to the mandate for clearer information on labels.
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Thousands Hit D.C. Streets For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Thousands of people participated in the District's Purple Stride on Saturday.

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Calif. Runs With Health Law Without Waiting On Supreme Court

The country's most populous state is already implementing the law, and it hasn't slowed down in recent weeks as the rest of the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court. Officials say the state isn't doing any contingency planning in the case the law is overturned.
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As More Americans Live Through Cancer, Survivors' Ranks Grow

The number of American cancer survivors will increase from 13.7 million in January 2012 to nearly 18 million in January 2022, according to a report from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.

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