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Supreme Court Declines Review Of Planned Parenthood Case

The justices have refused to disturb a lower court decision that barred Indiana from stripping Medicaid payments to the organization. Six federal courts have ruled that targeted defunding is illegal. This was the first case to reach the Supreme Court.

Oh, This Is Fattening? Teens Ignore Fast-Food Calorie Counts

About 40 percent of kids ages 9 to 18 report paying attention to calorie information when it's available in chain or fast-food restaurants. But youths who frequent fast-food joints two or more times a week were far less likely to say they used posted calorie counts to guide their choices.

Eyelid-Lift Payments From Medicare Rise, And Raise Eyebrows

The number of eyelid lifts paid for by Medicare more than tripled in a 10-year span, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The cost to U.S. taxpayers for the surgery rose to $80 million in 2011, the report says. In one year, a Florida surgeon billed Medicare for about 2,200 procedures.

Insurers Balk On Rarer Genetic Tests For Breast Cancer

Inherited mutations of some genes can contribute to breast cancer risk. There are tests for a range of these uncommon mutations, but whether an insurer will pay for them varies, too.

Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

High costs and minimal insurance coverage may be keeping adults out of the hearing aid market. Private companies are trying to lower prices by selling the devices directly online, but specialists warn that comes with its own costs.

Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt The Blind

Blind entrepreneurs who own vending machines are worried that legislative mandates to replace junk food with more healthful items will impact their business. In Oregon, the vendors are collaborating with health officials to find a happy medium.

Obama's Next Big Campaign: Selling Health Care To The Public

President Obama often tells audiences that he has waged his last campaign. But that's not exactly true. The White House is gearing up for a massive push this summer to get uninsured people to buy health care when sign-ups begin Oct. 1.