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Utah And 6 Other States Get Feds' OK To Run Insurance Exchanges

Utah's unorthodox health insurance exchange got conditional approval from the Obama administration. Six other states with more conventional approaches to running health insurance marketplaces also received provisional OKs.

For Many Kids, Winter Break Means Hungry Holidays

Most kids look forward to their school's winter break. But millions of students in the U.S. get free or reduced-price meals at school, and when school is closed, many of those children eat less until classes are back in session.

Pap Tests For Cervical Cancer Are Often Wasted

Too many women who don't need regular Pap tests are still getting them. Other women who could benefit from the tests aren't getting them, often those are women without health insurance.

Fire Risk Leads Praxair To Recall Grab 'n Go Oxygen Tanks

Praxair has recalled its Grab 'n Go Vantage portable oxygen units. Turns out that if these cylinders get kicked or knocked over they can sometimes catch fire. The company is replacing o-rings between the built-in pressure valve and gas tank.

Apes Have Food, Will Share For A Social Payoff

Humans have a long tradition of sharing food with strangers, and it turns out bonobos do it, too. In fact, the bonobos in a recent experiment were more likely to offer fruit and nuts to a stranger than to a familiar ape. But that doesn't necessarily mean they're altruistic.
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An Artistic Triumph Over Cushing's Disease: J. Jordan Bruns

Jordan Bruns survived his battle with a rare form of Cushing's disease — but that battle continues to impact his art.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Health & Wellness

Is it true that "an hour of public radio a day keeps the doctor away"? We'll find out, as we bring you some of our favorite Metro Connection stories about Health and Wellness.

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Md. Panel Recommends Seizing Guns From Mentally Ill Who Pose Threat

A panel of Maryland officials is recommending that access to guns by the mentally ill be restricted in certain cases, according to a new report.