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Area Lawmakers Weigh In On Another Health Care Vote

Republican lawmakers in the House held what, by some counts, is the 32nd attempt to repeal some or all of the healthcare law upheld by the Supreme Court last month.

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Gene Mutation Offers Clue For Drugs To Stave Off Alzheimer's

The mutation is rare but it appears to protect some people from developing the disease. The finding is an encouraging sign for drug researchers looking for medicines that have a similar effect in the brain.
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Firefighters Prevail In Fight for Health Insurance

President Obama has told federal agencies to start offering seasonal firefighters the same health benefits year-round federal employees get. The order came as legislation to make the change was introduced in Congress.
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Why You Should Keep Medicines Out Of Summer Heat

What happens if you can't store medicines at the recommended temperature? A pharmacist explains why drugs need to be kept cool and dry and what happens if they aren't.
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Will Medicaid Bring The Uninsured Out Of The Woodwork?

As governors weigh whether to participate in an expansion of Medicaid under the federal health law, some worry the change could attract people who don't qualify for a special subsidy. Adding them to Medicaid rolls could strain states' budgets.
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Cranberry Juice For Urinary Tract Infections? It Really Can Help

Regularly consuming cranberry juice can help stave off urinary tract infections, a new study finds. UTIs account for 7,000,000 doctor's office visits and about 100,000 hospitalizations in the United States.

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