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HIV Groups Prepare For Health Care Redesign

Some local organizations that provide HIV and AIDS services worry the Affordable Care Act could mean a major redesign of how they find funding and operate.


Pediatricians Voice Support For Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics says it favors civil marriage for same-gender couples. The leading group of pediatricians in the U.S. also supports parents' full rights to adopt or provide foster care regardless of their sexual orientation.
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How Healthy Is Your County? Northern Virginia Tops State Rankings

The areas of Virginia in the suburbs of D.C. dominate a list of counties measured by health outcomes, with Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington taking the top three spots in the Commonwealth.


NYC Mayor's Campaign Against Teen Pregnancy Widely Criticized

New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg is mired in another health controversy; this time it's a campaign against teen pregnancy. It has provoked negative reactions from every quarter — the right, the left, mayoral candidates and even health advocates.

How A Patient's Suicide Changed A Doctor's Approach To Guns

Dr. Frank Dumont never thought of himself as being on the front lines of suicide prevention. But after the death of a patient he was particularly close to, he sees his role changing. He's seeking to reduce suicides by asking his patients about guns in their homes.