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Pennsylvania Cuts Medicaid Coverage For Dental Care

Pennsylvania used to have broad coverage of dental care for Medicare beneficiaries. But cuts to the state budget have led the Medicaid program to cover only basic dental services.
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Challenges Ahead For Oregon's Health Exchanges

Oregon is one of the states that's furthest along in setting up its health insurance exchange. But the exchange's executive director, Rocky King, still has much work ahead if that state is to meet the federal deadlines that are part of the Affordable Care Act. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks back in with King about the challenges Oregon faces to finish its exchange by 2014.
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'Exhaustion' Can Signify A Lot More Than 'Tired'

Shortly after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. dropped out of sight, his office said he was suffering from exhaustion. Then, his condition was described as a mood disorder. Those medically imprecise terms have a long and varied political history.
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Governors Spar Over Medicaid And Health Exchanges

It's no easy trick for the National Governors Association to get Republican and Democratic chief executives in the same room. After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act a few weeks ago, it's proving even harder.
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Electric Fans May Do More Harm Than Good In A Heat Wave

Researchers say there's no evidence electric fans actually provide relief in a heat wave. So they're calling for more research, even though heat waves are hard to predict and even harder to study once they hit.
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Myths And Tips On Keeping Your Cool This Summer

As you sweat during hot-weather exercise, the body's temperature inches up, and heatstroke can result. Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, explains the best way to stay safely hydrated during summer activity--and why too much water can be a bad thing too.
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Tumors Evade Treatment With Help From Neighboring Cells

What makes some types of cancer resistant to drugs? Reporting in Nature, researchers write that cancer cells may be dodging treatment with help from seemingly innocent bystanders. Cancer researcher Todd Golub discusses how a tumor's microenvironment may affect its behavior.

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