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Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy

The California congressman lost his seat this fall. Stark has been part of almost every piece of health legislation enacted while he was in office. The 113th Congress will be the first one in 40 years to convene without him as a member.

Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

Many people turn to superfit models for weight-loss inspiration. There's growing evidence that this is a mistake. New research from the Netherlands explores whether repeated exposure to images of skinny models helps or hinders dieters.

Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research

A scientist in Thailand raises mosquito colonies so she can study a new malaria drug. The insects are quite spoiled — they'll eat only live human blood. So she feeds them "breakfast" each day from her right arm.

What The Health Law Will Bring In 2013

In October 2013, open enrollment begins, when people can start signing up for their 2014 coverage through the new state-run health exchanges. But most of the changes in 2013 are tax increases and cuts in tax deductions to pay for the 2014 changes.

Breast Cancer: What We Learned In 2012

The 2012 mammography debate was a continuation of a controversy touched off three years ago when a government task force said women under 50 don't need regular mammograms. And one recent analysis found that regular screenings haven't reduced the rate of advanced breast cancers.

Parenting, Mental Illness And Bodily Functions: 2012's Most Read

From depression drugs to circumcision to runner's high, here's what kept you clicking this year on Shots.