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Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Using gold, silicone and heart cells from a rat, scientists have made a tiny artificial stingray. The engineering involved in propelling it could help make a heart that's more than a mechanical pump.
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It's Tough To Make Good Health Choices, But Science Can Help

Good intentions are great, but they'll only take you so far. There are some research-backed techniques you can use to increase your odds of following through on living better, however.
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After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

Researchers found that in states with medical marijuana laws on the books, the number of prescriptions dropped for drugs to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, seizures and sleep disorders.
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A Nonprofit Grocer Tries To Sell More Healthful Food Without Going Under

For 12 years, Chester, Pa., had no supermarket. Then Fare & Square came to town. But getting people to eat better — while also becoming a sustainable business model — is a tall order.
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How Parents Can Help Their Underage Kids Resist Alcohol

To discourage teenage alcohol use, parents can engage their kids in discussion, set some rules and let their children know they care.
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Obama Administration Eases Restrictions On Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction

The government is raising the limit on the number of patients a doctor can treat for opioid addiction using the drug buprenorphine to 275 from 100. The move expands office-based treatment options.
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VA Panel Report To Suggest More Private Care Choices For Veterans

The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish between those who would like to privatize the VA and supporters of government health care.
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When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed

She's become an activist and here's her message: Talk to us, text us, give us data. Don't just build another mental institution.
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What Puts The Waddle In The Walk Of Moms-To-Be?

There is no fighting the pregnant waddle, but there's still more to learn. Researchers are studying how the altered gait affects women's lives.
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Young Adults Can Face A Confusing Path To Health Insurance

The administration is focused on getting more young adults into marketplace coverage, but these people often have trouble making the change from family plans or Medicaid coverage.

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