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Popular Cholesterol Drugs Get New Warnings About Memory, Blood Sugar

Statins may also increase the risk slightly for high blood sugar and for developing Type 2 diabetes. People have also complained about memory loss and fuzzy thinking while taking the cholesterol-fighting drugs. Now the Food and Drug Administration wants that information added to the drugs' instructions.
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Feds Accuse Texas Doctor In $350 Million Medicare Fraud

A Texas doctor and six co-conspirators indicted for an alleged long-running health care scam look to have set a new record for a medical practice: $350 million in fraudulent Medicare bills and $24 million under Medicaid over nearly six years ending in late 2011.
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Single Motherhood: Good For Babies And Moms?

The non-profit Child Trends reports that a growing number of children are born to single mothers. Journalist Bonnie Goldstein — who was a single mom — argues that single women should think twice before deciding to have children. Host Michel Martin talks with Goldstein, single mom Resa Barillas, and Dani Tucker, a regular parenting contributor.
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Coming To A Strip Mall Near You, A Health Insurance Store

Some health insurers are angling to appeal to millions of new insurance shoppers by opening retail stores where people can buy a policy, check on an existing claim, maybe even take a class in healthy cooking or yoga.
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Stomach Bug Strikes Fairfax Elementary School

A stomach virus has hit a Fairfax County elementary school, though area health officials are being careful to make clear they don't think it's another norovirus outbreak.

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Elderly Drivers Take Toll On American Roads

Robert Siegel talks with Frank Moretti, director of research at the nonprofit research group TRIP. Moretti recently completed an extensive research study on older drivers, the problems they face on the road, and innovative solutions to address these problems.
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Pediatricians Recommend HPV Vaccination For Boys

Human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancer. And girls have been the prime focus for vaccination, though that has stirred controversy almost from the start. Now pediatricians says vaccinating boys could curb illnesses tied to the virus.

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