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Like The U.S., Europe Wrestles With Health Care

As the Supreme Court weighs the fate of President Obama's health care law, several European countries are also debating the future of their health care systems. They include Britain and France, nations which have had universal coverage for decades, but are having to adjust to changing demographics and rising costs.
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Alcoholism (Rebroadcast)

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking


Just Say No To The 'Cinnamon Challenge'

A fad is to blame for a big increase in calls to poison control centers about cinnamon. The kooky consumption of a spoonful of the common spice sounds harmless, but it can lead to health trouble.

Supreme Court To Decide Health Care Law's Fate

An unprecedented three days of Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law have concluded. Wednesday's proceedings had sessions in the morning and the afternoon, taking on two separate questions related to the law.

Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

By the end of Wednesday's argument, it seemed pretty clear that if there are five votes to strike down the individual mandate, there likely are five votes to strike down the entire Obama health care overhaul.
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Health Mandate: Lawmaker Reactions Split Along Partisan Lines

Area Democrats say that a Supreme Court decision to overturn the Affordable Care Act could mobilize the Democratic base at the polls this fall, while Republicans say a move would be in line with the Constitution.