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Assisted Suicide Advocate Uses Law To End His Life

In the early 1990s, Dr. Peter Goodwin was one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon's assisted suicide legislation. On Sunday, after being diagnosed with a rare degenerative illness, he used the state's Death with Dignity Act to end his own life.
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Romney Says No Thanks To Medicare

Now that he's 65, Romney is eligible for Medicare. But he does not want the coverage. If he changes his mind and signs up later, he may have to pay a penalty.
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Circumcision May Lower Risk For Prostate Cancer

Researchers found a 15 percent lower risk of prostate cancer among circumcised men than those who hadn't been circumcised. But the study doesn't prove that circumcision would work, though there're some reason to think it might.
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Maryland Considers Smoking Ban In Kid-Laden Cars

Maryland lawmakers will take another look Monday at a bill that would ban smoking in cars with children less than 8 years old in the vehicle.

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Tools For Black, Latino Women To Manage Health

Hispanic and black women suffer disproportionately from conditions like HIV, diabetes, and obesity. Now some advocates are encouraging women of color to find support for healthy lifestyles. Host Michel Martin takes a look at two guides for women of color to take charge of their health.
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Gain Together, Lose Together: The Weight Loss 'Halo' Effect

Researchers are finding that the friends and family of obese and overweight individuals who lose weight lose weight themselves, and sometimes a lot of it.

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