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Aggressive Care Still Common For Dying Seniors, Despite Hospice Uptick

Even as deaths in acute-care hospitals declined in recent years, the use of intensive care units in the last month of life increased. There has been greater use of hospice care, but much of it was for three days or less at the very end of life, a study finds.

Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body's absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.

Why Prostate Cancer Screening Is So Tricky

Testing for prostate cancer won't get any less confusing anytime soon. But researchers say the much-maligned PSA screening test is worthwhile if it's used for the right men at the right time.
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USO Opens Largest Wounded Warrior Center At Fort Belvoir

USO and military officials celebrated the opening of the USO's largest military support center today, the 20,000 square foot Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvior. 


Why Are Rihanna And Chris Brown Back Together!?

Pop singer Rihanna recently announced she's back together with recording artist Chris Brown, after an abusive relationship and public breakup. She says he's changed, but many people say this shows just how complicated domestic abuse can be. Host Michel Martin finds out why victims reconcile and whether abusers can really change.

Why Health Officials Want You To Eat More Potassium

The latest nutrition guidelines from the World Health Organization are urging people to amp up their potassium intake. It can cut the risk of high blood pressure — which may, in turn, lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Will Your Long-Term Care Coverage Keep Up With Changing Times?

Many long-term care policies sold 30 years ago didn't specifically cover assisted living facilities. Policyholders rely on clauses that say new kinds of care will be covered when it becomes available, but the ultimate decision rests with insurers.