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Binge Drinking: Risky And Widespread

About 1 in 6 Americans, or 38 million people, went on at least one drinking binge last year, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Mary's Center Debuts Bilingual Health Kiosk

In an effort to address the higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in D.C.'s Latino community, Mary's Center has installed a bilingual health kiosk.

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Nicotine Patches Up Early Memory Loss In Study

Nicotine patches helped improve memory for patients on the road to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But doctors didn't find the change meant they people did better on everyday problems.
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Texas Asks Feds To Delay Health Insurance Rebate Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans that spend too much on administrative costs instead of medical care are required to offer rebates to customers. Some states, such as Texas, aren't ready for this change just yet.
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The Forgotten, Fascinating Saga Of Crisco

In the 1980's, health activists actually promoted oils — like Crisco — that contain trans fats. The history of Crisco is full of such surprising twists, right up to the present day.
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Weak Economy Curbs U.S. Health Spending

Health costs rose 3.9 percent last year, the second-slowest rate since the government started keeping track. The previous record low was 3.8 percent in 2009.
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Diabetes' Economic Toll Goes Far Beyond Medical Bills

Researchers found that even after adjusting for family background, obesity and various illnesses, young people with diabetes were more likely to drop out of high school than those without the illness. They were also more likely to skip or fail to complete college.

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