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Governor's Amendment To Autism Bill Irks Advocates

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed several amendments to a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism-related treatments for young children.

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Virginia Governor Proposes Amendments To Autism Bill

Autism advocates in Virginia have seen legislation mandating insurance coverage for autism-related treatments get all the way to the governor's desk this year. And now Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing some changes.

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D.C. Parent Program Lets 'Wise Elders' Pass On Advice

Guiding children through adolescence is especially difficult for parents navigating those years for the first time.

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Health Rankings Released For D.C., Maryland And Virginia

When comparing D.C. to the rest of the country in terms of overall health, a new study says residents of the nation's capital are more likely to die earlier and less likely to graduate from high school.

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Needle Exchange Could Lose Funding

A program in the District to fight HIV/AIDS by providing clean needles to drug users is at risk of losing its federal funding, and that has local activists taking the fight to Capitol Hill.

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Lawmaker Proposes Extending Smoking Ban In Montgomery County

Smoking is already banned in all workplaces, bars and restaurants in Montgomery County. Now, one county council member wants to expand the ban to public areas of apartment buildings and townhouse developments where smoking is currently allowed.

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Health Care Exchange Bill Advances In Maryland

Unlike legislatures in other states, the Maryland General Assembly is moving quickly to set up the health care exchange that's required under the nations new health care law.

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