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Could Romney Repeal The Health Law? It Wouldn't Be Easy

Stopping the Affordable Care Act may be harder than the law's opponents realize. For one thing, if he's elected, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can't just grant waivers letting states ignore the law on his first day as president.

Hidden Curriculum Shapes How Med Students Learn End-Of-Life Care

More intense care can translate into worse, and more expensive, care at the end of life. So, the thinking goes, doctors who train at hospitals with better and more efficient care will be in better shape to become future leaders.
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Local Dialysis Centers Weather Hurricane Sandy

Local dialysis centers have an emergency-preparedness protocol in place to power through Hurricane Sandy.


After Smoking Is Banned, Heart Attacks Drop

Bans on smoking in bars and workplaces appear to reduce heart attacks and deaths within months. The savings on health care spending were significant, too. Researchers say the findings provide strong support for limits on smoking indoors.

As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some

The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.

Take A Listen To The Shots Podcast

Are you prepared for some unorthodox audio from an ink-stained wretch still working on the transition to online journalism from print? If so, click through to listen to Shots, the podcast. This episode covers multivitamins and cancer, health report cards and how Americans feel about retail health clinics.