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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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Before Leaving The Hospital, Consult Your Checklist

Hospitalized patients are going home sooner and sicker than ever before. And without clear and comprehensive instructions about what to do after a hospital stay, they may wind up back in the hospital, or worse. That's where a checklist can help.
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Concussion Symptoms Can Linger In Kids

Children with concussions — especially ones that led to unconsciousness or visible changes on MRI scans — were more likely than others to have lingering headaches, tiredness and trouble thinking.
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Georgia Lawmaker: Women's Voices Not Being Heard

There has been a lot of talk about regulating abortion for women, but what if the tables were turned on men? That's what Georgia State Representative Yasmin Neal was thinking when she proposed legislation regulating male vasectomies. But critics say she just wants to attract media attention. Host Michel Martin speaks with Representative Neal.
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How To Relieve Pain From Sinus Infections

A sinus infection often sends patients to doctors expecting relief in the form of antibiotics. But researchers have found antibiotics don't help fight sinus infections. What should patients be doing to get relief from a sinus infection?
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Inconsistency: The Real Hobgoblin

Why are politicians and those of us who vote for them so obsessed with inconsistency? We take that question on from three angles: how our brains are wired; the psychology of judging what's consistent; and how consistency plays out in leadership styles.

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