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Many Are Myopic About Costs Of Short-Term Disability

Watch your pennies. Gaps in coverage for short-term disabilities mean that if you break your arm and can't do your job for a couple of weeks, you may be on the hook financially for more than you expect.
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Gov. Perry Cut Funds For Women's Health In Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to hold out the Lone Star State as a model — his vision for the country. But while Texas' growing economy has been a reliable jobs producer, the state's health care system is straining. Many family planning clinics that help serve the large numbers of uninsured in Texas have seen cuts. One supporter calls it a "war on birth control."
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Gamers Solve Stubborn Viral Mystery: The Shape Of A Key Enzyme

What stumped scientists for more than a decade took gamers only three weeks to figure out. The structure of a key reproductive enzyme in AIDS-like viruses is finally known.
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To Cut Deficit, Obama Takes A Scalpel To Health Programs

But the president made clear that he doesn't intend to make any health cuts unless the Republicans relent on their pledge against new revenues.
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Pediatricians Play Beat The Clock During Checkups

Every minute counts during a well-child visit. During the 15 years that ended in 2002, the American Academy of Pediatrics added 53 new things that pediatricians are supposed to work into the conversation.
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HPV Vaccine: The Science Behind The Controversy

Some public health experts believe vaccinating girls as young as 11 against HPV is crucial to preventing cervical cancer later in life. But some parents struggle with the decision to get their daughters vaccinated because the virus is sexually transmitted.

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