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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.
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Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency To Fight HIV Outbreak

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Beth Meyerson of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University about the nearly 130 confirmed HIV cases, which are linked to injection drug use.
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You Don't Want To Mess With An Angry Mother

Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.
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Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.
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Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World

Potty humor! A condom in a key chain with the slogan: "Weapon of mass protection." The goal is to use laughter to change attitudes. And there's even a study to prove that it works.
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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.
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FDA Ponders Putting Homeopathy To A Tougher Test

Homeopathy's popularity has exploded in recent years. Now the Food and Drug Administration is considering whether homeopathic remedies should have to be proven safe and effective.
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Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.
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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest

Aydian Dowling is leading the popular vote by a landslide in the magazine's annual "Ultimate Guy" contest. If he wins the judges' round, he'd be the first trans man ever on the magazine's cover.

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