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Cancer Patient Gets Help From 'Bake Sale' And Aetna CEO

Arjit Guha, a graduate student at Arizona State, felt sick after coming back from a trip to India in early 2011. His severe stomach pain was caused by advanced colon cancer. He maxed out his health insurance and harnessed the Web to raise money to cover his care. A Twitter conversation with Aetna's CEO opened a new chapter in the story.
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Weight Gain, Health Issues Threaten Muslim Fasters

Muslims across the world are fasting from dawn to dusk for the holy month of Ramadan. Weight gain and health problems related to overeating have been reported during the month, and medical professionals are warning against eating too much to break the fast. Host Michel Martin speaks to dietician Nour Zibdeh about the best ways to eat during Ramadan.
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Magnets May Pull Kids With Sunken Chests Out Of Operating Room

About 1 in 500 people has a concave chest wall, a condition known as pectus excavatum, or sunken chest. A new experimental procedure could provide an alternative to painful and invasive surgeries for children.
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Cheer Up: It's Just Your Child Behind The Wheel

Sure, teaching your kids to drive can be nerve-wracking. But new research shows that positive reinforcement goes a long way toward instilling safe driving practices.
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New Funds Could Shorten Waiting Lists For AIDS Drugs

Some states, like Georgia, have a waiting list for people who need help paying for AIDS drugs. With increased federal funding on its way for HIV/AIDS treatment, states are hoping that they can care for more people. But the cost of care remains high, so the waits may remain, too.

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