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Plugging In For A Better Night's Sleep

High-tech gadgets, like smartphones, keep us connected at all hours and are making it more difficult to get a good night's sleep. But several new smartphone apps claim to help users sleep better. New York Times health and fitness reporter Anahad O'Connor explains the science behind apps.
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Gospel Singer Regina Belle Reaches 'Higher'

Recovering from a health crisis is something many people like to keep private. But Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Belle, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, hopes her story inspires fans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Regina Belle about her fight to regain her health and her latest gospel album, "Higher."
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Treatment Gives HIV's Long-Term Survivors Hope, But Takes A Toll

AIDS has been around for long enough that some people have lived for decades with the HIV virus. But as they age, survivors face new challenges as complicated medication regimens have their own impact on health.
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Thriving Gut Bacteria Linked To Good Health

Aging people who cook with vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins at home have more kinds of gut bacteria, than those eating a bland nursing home diet, says a new study. Researchers say that in addition to digestion, these bacteria might also increase immune and cognitive functions during aging.
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Is HIV Still A Death Sentence? Young People Weigh In

Young Americans who came of age in a world with AIDS say worrying about HIV in 2012 isn't much different from worrying about other sexually transmitted diseases. But others say there isn't much discussion about the risks of the disease in their community.
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Eyes On Election, Governors Hedge On Health Care

At the annual National Governors Association meeting, health care is a hot agenda item. State leaders are at odds with one another over the Affordable Care Act, and some who oppose the law won't yet say whether they'll use federal funds to expand Medicaid programs.

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