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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.

As Health Law Turns Three, Public Is As Confused As Ever

A poll finds the central elements of the federal health law remain popular across partly lines. But the law as a whole is still polarizing and confusing to many Americans, the results suggest.
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Maryland Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

For the second year in a row, the Maryland Senate has passed a ban on smoking in vehicles with children eight years or younger, and it now moves to the state House.