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Infectious Fungus Common In Household Drains

The fungus that causes moldy toenails and rare, serious eye infections lurks in many bathroom sink drains, researchers say. That may help explain an outbreak of serious eye infections among contact lens wearers, and perhaps other health problems as well.
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County-Run Health Plans Seek To Expand In Calif.

The so-called public option may have died when Congress passed its health overhaul law in 2009, but it is alive and healthy in California. There, many counties have government-run health plans that people can buy. Now the debate is over what will happen to these plans when the federal overhaul law kicks in in 2014.
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Hospitals Move To Curb Elective Early Deliveries

More hospitals in Massachusetts and across the country are saying no to elective deliveries of babies before 39 weeks unless medically necessary. Doctors cite increased health risks associated with early deliveries, not costs — though Texas' Medicaid program has stopped paying for such births.
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The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology

With the gift-giving season winding down, All Things Considered takes some time to look at a technology that likely played a part in many of this year's offerings — touch screens. From its early innovators to its most recent, groundbreaking applications, the one thing that's for sure is there's still plenty of change on the way.
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Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Speak Again

"Singing therapy" is one treatment researchers are using to help brain trauma patients gain the ability to speak again.
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Philadelphia Practice Flight Helps Autistic Kids Fly

Air travel horror stories typically involve lost luggage or missed connections. But families affected by autism face other challenges in navigating airports and planes. A program in Philadelphia is bringing families, airport employees and airlines together to help autistic kids fly more comfortably.

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