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Building A Customer-Oriented Health Insurance Exchange

New health insurance exchanges are supposed to help millions of Americans get affordable coverage by 2014. Diane and her guests talk about what the exchanges will mean for employers and consumers.


More Teens Take Steroids To Trade Fat For Muscle

Girls say they are using steroids, too, although they're using the illegal drugs less often than boys, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Columbia University. And the researchers found that many teens using steroids or muscle-enhancing supplements are overweight or obese.

Caffeine Gives Endurance Athletes A Third And Fourth Wind

Endurance athletes often turn to the same stimulant that gives your morning cup of joe its jolt: caffeine. They're increasingly using caffeinated gels and drinks when they compete. But how much is too much?

Can You Move It And Work It On A Treadmill Desk?

Researchers and companies are bringing movement back into the office with treadmill desks, walking meetings and games. Employees say it has helped them lose weight and be more productive.
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Virginia To Decide On Future Of State's Medicaid

Virginia lawmakers must decide what kind of health insurance exchange to use in the Commonwealth.

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O'Malley Appoints Head Of Governor's Office for Children

Maryland has a new head of the Governor's Office for Children.


This Is How Diabetes Swept The Nation

Back in 1995, about 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes. By 2010, the prevalence had zoomed to 8.2 percent. An interactive map shows how much worse diabetes has become in less than a generation.