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Decline In Circumcisions Could Prove Costly

Over the past two decades, circumcision rates in the U.S. have fallen to 55 percent from a peak of about 79 percent. A new analysis from Johns Hopkins researchers suggests the decline will add to health care costs.

Skaters Give Back In Los Angeles, Calif.

The Los Angeles Derby Dolls open their track to the community for a one-day health fair each year.
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Virginia Researchers Explore Link Between Brain Injury And Crime

A recurrence of of anger, frustration and violence often leading to criminal behavior has been linked to those who suffer from traumatic brain injury — something all too common for active-duty service members.


Economy Exacerbates College Students' Stress

From heavy course loads to parental expectations, the pressure to succeed can be daunting for college students. And the gloomy economy often makes things worse. Paying for college can be stressful, and many students worry about choosing majors that will give them better chances at landing jobs.

Hospitals Gripe About Health Insurers, Too

WellPoint ranked last in overall favorability and in the "dealing with hospitals" category. Cigna was No. 1 in overall favorability while Aetna scored best in the dealing with hospitals category.

Choosing The Right School For Special Needs

Heading back to school can be hard for parents and kids. But for parents of students with autism, Down syndrome, or ADHD, finding the right program can be especially challenging. Guest host Viviana Hurtado talks with three moms with special needs children. They discuss the challenges they've faced while helping their young students excel.

Oldest Americans Living Longer, And Are Fitter And Richer, Too

Long-term gains in longevity continue. Today's 65-year-olds can expect to live a tad over 20 more years. That's a huge jump from 1980, when 65-year-olds could expect 14 more years of life. A big part of the reason is that deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by nearly 50 percent.