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Infidelity And How It Affects Marriage, Children And Families

An estimated 40 percent of married couples in America experience at least one incident of infidelity. Why people cheat, how extramarital affairs affect the whole family and understanding the consequences of infidelity.

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Middle East Coronavirus Shows Up In Italy

The World Health Organization says lab tests have confirmed the infections in a 2-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Both patients are close contacts of someone who traveled to Jordan recently.
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A Boston Family's Struggle With TB Reveals A Stubborn Foe

Tuberculosis is much less of a health threat in the United States than it is in other countries. But a family in Boston discovered that even here, no one is immune from this ancient foe. More than a dozen family members were infected with TB, and matriarch Judy Williams died at age 59.
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After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

Uganda has lost one generation to a brutal, decades-long war. Now, a second generation is jeopardized by a strange disease known as nodding syndrome, which affects only children in parts of Africa and has no known cause.
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D.C. Agency Approves 2 High-Tech Cancer Centers

The green light comes despite questions about whether the proton beam treatment is more effective than less expensive options. The two centers, about three miles apart, will compete for patients in the Washington area.
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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

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Health Care In Transition: Fee For Service Vs. Pay For Performance

Health innovators are experimenting with "pay for performance" models that focus on preventive care, coordination between doctors and ways to lower readmission rates. We explore how hospital systems and providers are adapting to the changing health care environment.

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