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Politics Color Governors’ Decisions On Medicaid

Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions about whether to expand Medicaid in their states, affecting billions of dollars and thousands of low-income people.

12/14/2013

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Kids Given Crackers After School Claims Mom Gave Them ‘Unbalanced Lunch’

A local woman was fined $10 by a local day care for sending her children to school with what they considered to be an unbalanced lunch.

11/19/2013

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Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on 250 million children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

11/19/2013

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Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Against Trans Fat Ban

According to the Pew Research Center, a majority people in the United States are against a federal ban on trans fats.

11/08/2013

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FDA Wants to Drop Trans Fat From Food

The Federal Food and Drug Administration is looking to drop trans fat in processed foods citing health concerns over heart attacks and deaths.

11/07/2013

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Md. Recommends Better Screening of Organ Donors

Maryland health officials are recommending enhanced screening of potential organ donors in response to a rare case in which a patient died of rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor.

10/27/2013

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What Is A Secret To Success? Start Your Day Early

If you hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off, you could be sleeping in on the secret to success.

10/21/2013

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Study: Irregular Bedtimes Could Lead To Behavioral Problems In Kids

The secret to improving your child’s behavior may be making sure they get to sleep at the same time every night.

10/21/2013

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Study: More Higher Income Parents Opt Out Of Whooping Cough Vaccine

A surge in whooping cough cases may be linked in part to parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children.

10/21/2013

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Study: Chemical BPA May Raise Risk Of Miscarriage

New research suggests that high levels of BPA might raise the risk of miscarriage in women.

10/21/2013

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