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With New Women's Health Care Provision In Effect, Clinics Free Up Resources

Preventive related services for women are now accessible to the insured without a co-pay, thanks to a major provision under the Affordable Care Act, which frees of funds for area clinics to expand services.


Disease Expert Calls For More Talk On Flu Experiments

A government official told federally funded flu scientists meeting in New York that it was too soon to resume controversial experiments on mutant bird flu viruses, saying the public has to have input. But one of the flu researchers who did the work says he thinks it is time to lift the moratorium on this research, and that scientists around the world will not feel bound by what the U.S. government decides. NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports.

Under Health Law, 'No-Cost' Birth Control Starts Today

As of Aug. 1, insurers must offer a wide array of women's preventive health services at no upfront cost. Most of the coverage isn't controversial — except the contraception requirement, which is still the subject of legal challenges.
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D.C. Abortion Bill Defeated In U.S. House

A Congressional bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in D.C. was defeated in the U.S. House, a development which was cheered by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Nortion.


Self-Service Kiosks Poised To Change Health Care

Self-service kiosks have become part of daily life for many people. We use them to get our boarding passes at the airport, to check out at the grocery store and to rent movies. Now some industry watchers predict they could fundamentally change the way we get our healthcare. A pilot project in New Hampshire aims to pump up the number of potential bone marrow donors.
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Democrats All Smiles As Women's Health Care Provisions Kick In

Area Democrats are ecstatic as provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect Wednesday that will provide preventative health services to women at no cost to those covered by most insurance plans.


NIH Official Calls For Extension Of Moratorium On Bird Flu Experiments

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said public discussions about controversial bird flu experiments are needed before a moratorium on them can be lifted.