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Doubts Raised About Cutting Medicare Pay In High-Spending Areas

An influential panel panned an idea to pay hospitals and doctors less under Medicare if they happen to be in regions that are heavy users of medical services. The approach has been popular with some in Congress.

Talk Globally, Go Locally: Cellphones Vs. Clean Toilets

Six billion people around the world now own cellphones, while only 4.5 billion people have a safe place to use the bathroom, the United Nations said Thursday. Improving sanitation could help prevent thousands of kids from dying each day of waterborne diseases.

Some Toddler Foods Come With A Megadose Of Salt

Packaged toddler foods have surprisingly high amounts of sodium, with some packing almost half of a child's daily limit, according to a new survey. Too much salt early on could be setting children up for a lifetime of high blood pressure.

How A Sleep Disorder Might Point To A Forgotten Future

Acting out dreams in your sleep may put you at risk for developing dementia later in life, researchers say. The behavior appears to portend Lewy body dementia, the second-most common form of dementia among older people.

Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics

Some Colorado doctors who've treated victims of recent mass shootings and everyday gun violence say they're deeply disturbed by and opposed to guns. But other doctors don't support the new gun restrictions lawmakers are talking about in Denver and Washington, D.C.