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Will Health Provisions Tame Birth Control Cost?

Some provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect today, including one that requires insurers to cover preventative health care for women. For more on the changes, host Michel Martin sits down with Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey.
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You Think Beauty Is Skin Deep? You're Not A Chiropractor

For a time, posture contests were all the rage. They gave chiropractors a public relations boost when the profession was fighting for respect. The pageants helped build goodwill and support for licensure, a chiropractic historian says.
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With New Women's Health Care Provision In Effect, Clinics Free Up Resources

Preventive related services for women are now accessible to the insured without a co-pay, thanks to a major provision under the Affordable Care Act, which frees of funds for area clinics to expand services.

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Disease Expert Calls For More Talk On Flu Experiments

A government official told federally funded flu scientists meeting in New York that it was too soon to resume controversial experiments on mutant bird flu viruses, saying the public has to have input. But one of the flu researchers who did the work says he thinks it is time to lift the moratorium on this research, and that scientists around the world will not feel bound by what the U.S. government decides. NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports.
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Under Health Law, 'No-Cost' Birth Control Starts Today

As of Aug. 1, insurers must offer a wide array of women's preventive health services at no upfront cost. Most of the coverage isn't controversial — except the contraception requirement, which is still the subject of legal challenges.
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D.C. Abortion Bill Defeated In U.S. House

A Congressional bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in D.C. was defeated in the U.S. House, a development which was cheered by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Nortion.

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Self-Service Kiosks Poised To Change Health Care

Self-service kiosks have become part of daily life for many people. We use them to get our boarding passes at the airport, to check out at the grocery store and to rent movies. Now some industry watchers predict they could fundamentally change the way we get our healthcare. A pilot project in New Hampshire aims to pump up the number of potential bone marrow donors.

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