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Plame Wilson Makes Fighting Postpartum New Mission

Years before CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson's cover was blown in a newspaper column, she faced a private struggle with postpartum depression. After giving birth to twins, she suffered from debilitating sleep deprivation and emotional strain. Host Michel Martin speaks with Plame Wilson about how she got help and her new mission.

Dream Adventure Vacation Can Turn Into Medical Bill Nightmare

Chances are your domestic health plan won't pick up the tab for medical care overseas, and it almost certainly won't cover you if you're seriously hurt and need to be evacuated by air to a medical facility. Even special polices to help overseas may not be enough if you engage in risky adventures.

If The Health Care Overhaul Goes Down, Could Medicare Follow?

Health experts warn that the Medicare system is so intertwined with the Affordable Care Act that if the Supreme Court strikes the law down, "it takes everything with it."

Cancer Doc Brawley Says The U.S. Health Care System Is Sick

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, gave a fiery speech at annual meeting of Association of Health Care Journalists over the weekend. It was a no-holds-barred critique of the U.S. system of health care.

Are Local Salad Greens Safer Than Packaged Salad Greens?

When it comes to food safety, big and small vegetable farmers are living in different worlds. And now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is struggling to draft safety regulations that will apply to most of these vegetable growers.
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Metro Bus Driver Contracts Viral Meningitis

Frequent Metro bus riders in Northwest D.C. may want to pay special attention to their health this week, after WMATA reported that a bus operator suffered from viral meningitis when driving a bus on Friday morning.

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Head Of Coast Guard Treated For Prostate Cancer

The head of the Coast Guard is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.