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Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

Two new drugs for hepatitis C can save lives. They are also wildly expensive, costing $66,000 to $84,000 per person. Insurers face paying billions for treatment, or explicitly rationing vital care.
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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.
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Meet The High School Student Who Took Down A State Lawmaker

A week before graduating from high school, 17-year-old Saira Blair won the GOP primary in a conservative West Virginia district. Even the incumbent she defeated concedes she outworked him.
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The Turkish Mine Disaster: How Could It Happen?

The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all too familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.
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In Idaho, A Debate Like You've Never Seen Before

When two long-shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.
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Medicine Needs More Research On Female Animals, NIH Says

A bias toward using male lab animals and tissue samples from males may be limiting the effectiveness of medical research, according to top officials at NIH. They'll roll out new guidelines this fall.
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Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'

Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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For Some Doctors, Almost All Medicare Patients Are Above Average

Recently released Medicare data show that 1,800 doctors and other health providers nearly always charge Medicare the highest rate for patient care. Experts challenge the legitimacy of the charges.
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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.
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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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