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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

Health Reform

DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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First Lady Michelle Obama makes opening remarks at a Spousal Symposium at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama: ‘It Can Be Hard’ Living In The White House, Being Married To The President

First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases.

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New Technology Uses Breath To Detect Deadly Diseases

Something as simple as your breath could be the most accurate diagnostic tool for everything from asthma to cancer.

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

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A Medical Re-Awakening To Issues Of Domestic Violence

Desiree Cooper, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, said many victims of abuse neglect their healthcare needs.

An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet.

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: ‘It’s Gone Beyond An Ebola Crisis To A Humanitarian Crisis’

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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