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Employers Try To Spur Healthy Behaviors With Health Plan Rewards

Surveys show that an increasing number of employers are providing employees with financial incentives to stay healthy. Many employers now contribute to employee health savings accounts, but only if employees make sure to take care of their health.

North Dakota Passes Nation's Toughest Abortion Laws

North Dakota now has the strictest abortion laws in the country. On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed three bills into law. One bans almost all abortions after six weeks.

Expanded Definition Of Disability Created Million Dollar Opportunity For Lawyers

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we explore the world of disability lawyers.
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Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.


Sequencing Of HeLa Genome Revives Genetic Privacy Concerns

Henrietta Lacks' family was never consulted before her genetic information was made public. Author Rebecca Skloot, who chronicled the story of her cells, says current regulations aren't covering the privacy questions that come up for people like the Lacks family.