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Conservatives Step Up Attacks On Public Funding For Birth Control

Some opponents object to subsidizing contraception on moral grounds; others say it's simply too expensive in an era of tight budgets. The recent battles over the federal budget and the health law may help explain why critics seem to be growing more vocal.
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Paintball Injury? Your Hospital Has A Code For That

About 56 people a day show up in emergency rooms with injuries from BB, pellet and paintball guns. How did researchers figure that out? It's all in the code.
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Haggle, Don't Settle, When It Comes To Health Costs

Most patients don't negotiate with doctors and hospitals over the cost of health care. Consumer Reports says it's time they did. The shopping mavens say doctors can deliver better care for less if patients let them know that cost is an issue. But many patients are afraid to ask.
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Memory Quizzes Still Best For Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Two tests measuring verbal recall were the best at predicting whether someone would develop Alzheimer's in the next two years. A brain scan that measured changes in the thickness of the middle temporal lobe, also predicted people who went on to have Alzheimer's.
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Kids Of Parents Who Smoke At Home Miss More School

Children living with a smoker in the house miss about one extra school day per year. And if two adults in the house smoke, children miss 1.54 more days compared to kids from nonsmoking households.
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D.C. To Change Rules For Tanning Salons

Feet in tanning bed

The D.C. government is eyeing legislation that would overhaul the rules for tanning salons.

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