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Silica Rule Changes Delayed While Workers Face Health Risks

Regulations to restrict the amount of silica dust that workers can inhale was set decades ago, and workplace safety experts say that limit needs to be cut in half. A proposal for new rules was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a 90-day review, but almost two years later, it's still under review.
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Defying Expectations, GOP Governors Embrace Medicaid Expansion

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he would seek to expand the state's Medicaid program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act a day after Ohio Gov. John Kasich effectively said the same thing when he unveiled his proposed budget.
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Debate Rages On Even As Research Ban On Gun Violence Ends

President Obama has ordered an end to a 16-year-old ban on federal funding of research on guns and health. But the political controversy that led to the ban in the first place continues to rage on.
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With Elbows, Cortisone Shots May Hurt More Than Help

Cortisone shots offer quick relief for tendon problems. But they also carry a risk of side effects. A look at alternatives for treatment of tennis elbow finds that being patient may be the best approach to take.
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Nigeria Moves To Clean Up Lead Pollution From Gold Mines

Thousands of kids have been exposed to toxic levels of lead around illegal gold mines in northern Nigeria. After months of delay, the Nigerian government has released money to clean up the lead in these areas.
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District Summit Addresses Concussions Amongst Youth Athletes

Concussions continue to be a problem afficting the nation's young athletes, and a group of area health care professionals and advocates sought to shine some light Tuesday on the unreported injuries.

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