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Coming To A Strip Mall Near You, A Health Insurance Store

Some health insurers are angling to appeal to millions of new insurance shoppers by opening retail stores where people can buy a policy, check on an existing claim, maybe even take a class in healthy cooking or yoga.
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Stomach Bug Strikes Fairfax Elementary School

A stomach virus has hit a Fairfax County elementary school, though area health officials are being careful to make clear they don't think it's another norovirus outbreak.

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Elderly Drivers Take Toll On American Roads

Robert Siegel talks with Frank Moretti, director of research at the nonprofit research group TRIP. Moretti recently completed an extensive research study on older drivers, the problems they face on the road, and innovative solutions to address these problems.
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Pediatricians Recommend HPV Vaccination For Boys

Human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancer. And girls have been the prime focus for vaccination, though that has stirred controversy almost from the start. Now pediatricians says vaccinating boys could curb illnesses tied to the virus.
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Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving

Giving kids a Wii and active video games isn't enough to increase their daily exercise, a new study found. The active gamers didn't move more than children playing traditional sit-on-the-sofa video games.
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Op-Ed: It Seems Easier To Raise A Kid Alone

More than half of children of women under 30 in the U.S. are born out of marriage, according to the research group Child Trends. In an op-ed in Slate magazine, writer Jessica Olien says she wants to raise a child alone, without a husband to complicate the process.
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'Am I My Genes?': Fate, Family And Genetic Testing

Advances in genetic testing have greatly improved the chances for diagnosis and treatment of disease. In Am I My Genes?, Dr. Robert Klitzman explores the challenges individuals face when they gain more knowledge about the implications of their genetic makeup.

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