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Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Move over restaurants. Now hospitals are getting letter grades based on their patient safety performance from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.
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Romney's Health Care Prescription Gives Some Conservatives Heartburn

The GOP candidate's choice to head his transition team has raised doubts among some on the right. Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt has been running a group that helps states implement key parts of the health care law that Romney vows to ditch.
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Depressed? Treatment May Be A Phone Call Away

Therapists can treat depression just as effectively over the phone as in person, research shows. And patients are more likely to stick with treatment because phone calls fit into busy lives more easily than regular visits to a clinician's office.
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Summertime And Healthy Kids Are Never Easy

Join us Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a chat on Twitter with pediatrician Robert Block, the current president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We'll talk about summer health and vaccines. Look for the hashtag #nprkids.
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Breast-Feeding In Uniform: Brave Or Brazen?

A group of Air Force moms photographed breast-feeding their children in uniform in public has sparked a debate among parents and service members.
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Disney To Put Limits On Food Ads In Bid To Nudge Kids To Eat Healthier

With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. said it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The goal: inspire healthier lifestyles.

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