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Deaths From Dangerous Gut Bacteria Hit Historic Highs

The CDC is urging hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and doctors to step up the fight against the spread of C. difficile. The bacterial infection can cause life-threatening diarrhea and other complications.
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Health Centers At Schools Get A Funding Boost

More schools are moving beyond nurses to keep their students healthy. They're housing medical clinics at schools in campuses in underserved areas. And funding from the federal health care law is helping make it happen.
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Deadly Hospital Infection On The Rise

While most infections acquired by patients in the hospital or nursing home are going down, one deadly infection is not. It's called "C. difficile" and it claims more than 14,000 lives each year.
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Upset Men And The Happy Women Who Love Them

Women get satisfaction out of conflict in relationships, while men like it better when their mate seems happy. But both sexes benefit from empathizing with the other's feelings, be they good or bad.
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How Birth Control Saves Taxpayers Money

By far the biggest return on investment would come from expanding access to family planning through Medicaid, a Brookings Institution analysis finds.

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