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Medicaid Expansion A Step In The Right Direction For Some Virginia Residents

Half a million Virginia residents could see receive better medical coverage if an expansion of Medicaid is approved in the Commonwealth.

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Genetically Modified Rat Is Promising Model For Alzheimer's

Drug companies have developed several Alzheimer's drugs that seemed to work in mice, but did not help people with the disease. So scientists have created a rat with human genes in hopes of getting a better model for testing the drugs.
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How A Spring Birthday Could Pose A Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

Babies born in London in May have less vitamin D and more of a certain type of immune cell in their blood than babies born at other times. Researchers say the differences might help explain why people born in the spring are more likely to get multiple sclerosis.
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Helping Teens Cope With A Parent's Cancer

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and teenagers can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. To help young people cope with a parent's illness, father and daughter duo Marc and Maya Silver wrote the book My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks. They speak with host Michel Martin.
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State Laws Could Muddle Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Even if the Supreme Court strikes down a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, the tangle over health benefits could remain a problem for couples in some states.

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