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Maine Senator Postpones Potato Nutrition Battle, For Now

All year, a fight has been raging over the potato's proper role in school lunch and breakfast programs. Potato industry lobbyists and senators from potato-growing states are fighting efforts to limit spuds' appearances in the lunch line.
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Med Schools Fall Short On LGBT Education

In a survey of medical school deans, researchers found that most schools aren't devoting much time to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues. This issue mirrors the medical community's weak understanding about the specific health risks LGBT people face.
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Despite Deficit, Enzi Supports Federal Spending On Autism

At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee meeting, Sen. Enzi (R-WY) is expected to vote for nearly $700 million in funding for autism research and treatment.
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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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