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Raising Voices Against HIV On The Reservation

The Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico has seen a rise in the number of new HIV cases among Navajo in the last decade. Some Navajo say that talking about HIV means wishing it upon the people. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Navajo AIDS Network's Melvin Harrison and Dr. Jonathan Iralu, who works at the Medical Center.
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Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law this week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.
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Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early

Shavings of metal can flake off of the artificial joints and cause serious pain and medical problems in the hip. About a half-million Americans have this type of implant, and though most patients won't have a problem, one doctor called the failure rate "unacceptably high."
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Virginia Could Miss Deadline For Health Care Exchanges

Under the new rules for Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, all states will be required to operate health-care exchanges, but Virginia may miss the deadline.
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Virginia Passes Bill For Convenient Chemo Treatment

The Virginia House and Senate passed a bill allowing for a more convenient form of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.
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Drunk On Biology For St. Patrick's Day

This drinking song celebrates the biochemistry of getting drunk, the hangover that ensues, and the microorganism behind it all.
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Supreme Court Will Release Same-Day Audio Of Health Care Arguments

The court said it is making the same-day audio available because of the "extraordinary public interest" in the health care cases. The legal challenges to the Obama overhaul law are to be argued for six hours over a three-day period at the end of March.

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