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What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?

Improving the health of people living in food deserts is much more than making sure there are veggies on the shelves. As activists have learned, it takes education and some old-fashioned innovation, too.
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Alcohol And Health Insurance Don't Always Mix

Under some state laws, a patient's positive test for alcohol can mean that insurers won't pay hospitals and doctors for care after an accident. To sidestep the potential problem, hospitals often don't screen patients for alcohol use.
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Lighter Weights Can Still Make A Big Fitness Difference

You don't have to lift heavy weights to build muscle strength. Lifting lighter weights can be just as effective if you do it right, and you're much less likely to hurt yourself, researchers say.
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Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

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Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

Few people want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. No matter how good the nursing home, it may seem cold and impersonal — and very expensive. But making the choice to provide care yourself is fraught with financial risks and personal sacrifices.
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Four Laws Taking On Cancer Signed In Virginia

Gov. McDonnell is signed a package of four laws that will aid research, treatment and education in Virginia's on-going fight against cancer.

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Studies Reignite Mammography Debate For Middle-Aged Women

In two new papers, researchers found that two types of women would benefit from regular mammograms in their 40s: those who have very dense breasts, and those who have a close relative who had breast cancer. But some scientists say the papers are misleading women and their physicians.

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