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A Guarded Thumbs Up For Sugar To Ease Tots' Pain From Shots

A roundup of the medical evidence by a group of independent researchers suggest that giving babies sugar water before injections can help comfort them. But the latest analysis is less enthusiastic about the approach than a previous review.
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Democrats Draw Line On Medicaid Cuts

Democrats are worried that cuts to the program will go beyond the impact on the people it serves. It will also affect the Affordable Care Act, which calls for expanding Medicaid to as many as 16 million more people. The states are watching closely because the federal government has promised it will pay most of those additional costs.
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Kids' Eating Binges Could Signal Other Problems Ahead

Children between the ages of 9 and 15 who went on eating binges at least once a week were more likely to use marijuana or to show strong signs of depression as those who didn't. There's no proof of cause and effect, but the researchers say it's another reason parents and doctors should keep an eye on kids' eating habits.
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The Deadly Return Of Whooping Cough

Many parents and even doctors think whooping cough is a disease of the past. But nearly every state saw an increase in cases last year. To find out what parents should know about the disease, host Michel Martin talks with pediatrician Leslie Walker. They're joined by Mariah Bianchi, whose son died from whooping cough.

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