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Komen Foundation Scales Back Fundraising Walks

The Komen foundation has attributed the drop in walk participation, in part, to a crummy economy. But it's clear the organization underestimated the reaction to its short-lived decision in early 2012 to discontinue funding for breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood.
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Health Insurance Exchanges

Open enrollment for health insurance through state exchanges begins Oct. 1. The push to get the systems up and running and Americans signed up.

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Big Questions About Testosterone Treatment For Men

Prescriptions for testosterone have surged for men 40 and older. Drugmakers have touted use of drugs to manage symptoms attributed to low testosterone, such as fatigue and a drop in libido. But those symptoms can also be caused by depression and normal aging.
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Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

New types of tuberculosis are emerging around the world that take years and thousands of dollars to cure. Patients fighting this disease are often isolated from their communities and suffer devastating drug side effects, such as permanent hearing loss and dizziness.
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Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Fresh research finds that men who ate vegetarian diets were less likely to die from heart disease and other heart conditions. But if you're looking for the definitive study that might persuade meat lovers to become vegetarian, this may not be it.
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Maternity Coverage Sought For Young Women On Parent's Plan

Many young women don't get maternity coverage if they're on a parent's health plan. A sex discrimination claim aims to get them coverage for childbirth care under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

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