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TEDMED Takes Its Big Health Tent To Washington

TEDMED has rolled into the nation's capital, and the conference is drawing hip health care geeks from around the world. Cookie Monster came, too.
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'Seize The Days' Documents A Life With Cancer (Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2012)

Oncologist Evan Lipson is helping cancer patients share their stores in an audio-recording project known as "Seize the Days."

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Comic Pursues Vision While Losing His Sight (Originally broadcast Dec. 9, 2011)

Justin Purvis is pursuing his dreams of comedy and acting even as he loses his eyesight.

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FDA Launches Voluntary Plan to Reduce Use of Antibiotics In Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with the livestock industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. But activists say a voluntary approach won't go nearly far enough to protect human health.
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Ark. Judge Socks Johnson & Johnson With $1.1 Billion Penalty

An Arkansas judge's penalty is just the latest legal setback related to the company's marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug. Among the drug's possible side effects are weight gain and increased risk for diabetes.
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Drive On Tax Day At Your Own Risk

Fatal car crashes rise about 6 percent on the deadline for filing federal taxes. That's April 17 this year, if you're making travel plans.
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Time For A 'Bug Mac'? The Dutch Aim To Make Insects More Palatable

Dutch scientists are trying to make insects a less exotic and cheaper food source. And one Dutch restaurant, Specktakel, is already embracing the trend by featuring a menu buzzing with entomological eats.

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