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Choose Health Coverage Like An Economist

If you're wondering how to deal with a health problem, ask your doctor what she'd do for her mom. And if you're puzzling over which insurance plan to pick, take a look at how some health economists size them up.
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How Buffett's Cancer Is Shaping National Dialogue

Eighty-one-year-old billionaire investor Warren Buffett reportedly received an early stage prostate cancer diagnosis after a blood test for prostate-specific antigen, or P.S.A. Medical journalist Laura Newman discusses why Buffett's decision to screen and treat his cancer sets a bad precedent.
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A New Stage Play Tackles Athletes And Head Injuries

Can the repeated brain injuries suffered by some athletes cause problems with brain function later in life? A new play, Headstrong, opening next week in New York, looks at athletes and head trauma, and the high price some athletes end up paying for playing the game.
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Fresh Food Advocate Links Farmers, Doctors, Low-Income Families

Wholesome Wave CEO and President Michael Nischan tells The Salt about plans to get doctors to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables for better health and encouraging farmers to connect with low-income neighborhoods.
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How Work Is Messing Up Your Sleep

People who are working more than one job are sleeping less than most, as are people working more than 40 hours a week. Divorced and separated people are short on sleep, too. Working the night shift can wreck your sleep habits and hurt your health.
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Ending Child Abuse & Neglect in DC

Safe Shores was created to help children after they suffer the trauma of abuse. But community members can help prevent abuse from occurring in the first place...

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New Virginia Law Requires Epi-Pens In Schools

After a 7-year-old girl died from a severe allergic reaction in January, Virginia lawmakers have enacted a law requiring the availability and use of epi-pens in schools when there is an allergy emergency.

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