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Obama Administration Issues Proposal On Birth Control Coverage

Some organizations have objected to the health care overhaul's rules, saying they violate religious freedom.

Lesson Learned: A Curb On Drugmakers' Gifts To Medical Students

Most medical schools have cut down on students' interactions with the pharmaceutical industry by instituting gift restriction policies. These policies can reduce the prescribing of newly marketed drugs in favor of cheaper options.
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Tweaks Made To Smoking Ban In Montgomery County

Lawmakers in Montgomery County have tweaked the proposed smoking ban on county-owned properties, removing golf courses and adding bus shelters and bus stops.


Salmonella Undermines Hedgehogs' Cuteness Overload

There have been 20 reports of human salmonella infections linked to pet hedgehogs recently. Public health officials say people should keep the animals away from areas where food is prepared and served.

Should Medicare Pay For Alzheimer's Scans?

A drug used in brain scans to help doctors detect clumps of protein associated with Alzheimer's disease was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year. Now Medicare officials are weighing whether to cover it.

Oh, Baby: Squeezable Snacks Might Be Tough On The Teeth

Those cute little foil pouches of organic food for toddlers may pose hidden dangers for new teeth and developing mouths. But they may not be any more of a risk than the frequent use of sippy cups and bottles, dentists say.
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Coping With The Loss Of A Newborn Child

We talk about loss, grief, and letting go with a D.C. woman who lost one of her twin boys shortly after his birth.