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Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense

Accretive Health, under fire for how it collects on health care debts, is fighting back. The company has lined up some political luminaries, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to press its case.
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How To Make Healthy Eating Easier On The Wallet? Change The Calculation

Legumes, lentils and beans are good for you, and end up costing less than unhealthy food when you calculate the price per average amount consumed. A new USDA study shows eating healthy is not more expensive, people just need to make the right calorie choices.
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Broccoli Is The Best Medicine?

Some healthy food advocates hope a new D.C. pilot program that allows patients to buy an apple a day really will keep the doctor away. 

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Economists: Healthy Food Isn't More Expensive

One of the biggest barriers to eating well can be cost. At least a lot of people have that perception. But new research by some economists at the Agriculture Department indicates fruits and vegetables are not as expensive as some less healthy options.
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Alaska Targets An Old Foe: Tuberculosis

Until 1950, tuberculosis was the No. 1 cause of death in Alaska. Today, many Alaskans still carry the bacteria that can cause the disease. That helps explain why last year, the state had the highest TB rates in the nation. A small team of health workers is trying to turn that around.

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