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Health Exchange Activity Heats Up As Deadline Is Extended

Two Republican governors announced Thursday afternoon that they would not create exchanges in their states. A Democratic governor chose a hybrid model for her state. Then, the federal government pushed back the states' decision deadline, again.

Woman Who Was Denied Abortion Dies In Ireland

An Indian woman who was 17 weeks pregnant entered University Hospital Galway in western Ireland in severe pain. Doctors quickly determined that Savita Halappanavar was miscarrying, but they refused to perform an abortion for three days. It was only when the fetus showed no signs of life that they removed its remains. By that time, the woman had developed severe blood poisoning and she died soon thereafter.

Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts

Researchers found that while consumers are sensitive to price, and more likely to buy fruit when the price drops, many other factors prevent people from buying fruits and vegetables.

Computer Issues May Complicate Launch Of Health Insurance Exchanges

State insurance regulators learned recently that an electronic system most insurers will use to submit their policies for state and federal approvals won't be ready for testing next month. The unexpected problem could delay work on the exchanges by three months.
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Montgomery Co. Council Backs Bill To Expand Smoking Ban

Members of the Montgomery County Council are looking to expand the existing smoking ban in the county, further restricting the spaces where smokers can go.

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Baltimore Clinic Develops E-Records For Homeless Patients

Medical students volunteering at Baltimore Rescue Mission are trying to streamline patients' records through an electronic system they developed.