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GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes "Let's make a deal'

Posted: 03/25/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."

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Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas

Posted: 03/21/2013 - In half the states, mainly led by Democrats, officials are racing deadlines to connect uninsured residents to coverage now only months away. In others it's as if "Obamacare" had never passed.

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Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.

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UK: Public OK with creating babies from 3 people

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Critics, however, slammed the decision as a breach of ethics, saying there were already safe methods like egg donation to allow people to have children without mitochondria defects.

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Medical marijuana facility partners with rapper

Posted: 03/21/2013 - A Michigan medical marijuana facility is partnering with a member of the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to cultivate and distribute a new strain of medical marijuana.

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Crossville celebrates new public health center

Posted: 03/21/2013 - According to a news release from the state Health Department, Cumberland County's new Community Health Center replaces an outdated clinic built in 1966.

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Report: East TN home to 3 of 4 counties with worst health outcomes

Updated: 03/20/2013 - Knox Co. jumped near the top of the list in health factors, taking second place. Blount Co. fell a few spots, but still finished sixth, while Loudon Co. rounded out the top ten. Anderson and Blount also finished in the top quartile.

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Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with, not of, dementia

Updated: 03/19/2013 - A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.

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Bloomberg cigarette plan gets praise, criticism

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Shops from corner stores to supermarkets would have to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots.

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Surgery, therapy both prove good for knee repair

Posted: 03/19/2013 - You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes.

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Docs say keep trained eye on possible concussions

Posted: 03/19/2013 - The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn't resume playing until they've been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.

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UK study: Violence more likely among vets, troops

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Young men who have served in the British military are about three times more likely than civilians to have committed a violent offense, researchers reported Friday in a study that explores the roots of such behavior.

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Pope's partial lung shouldn't affect duties

Posted: 03/15/2013 - The new pope has daunting challenges ahead ranging from the church sex abuse scandal to reinvigorating the flock. And the 76-year-old Francis will have to do it all with just one whole lung.

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OB/GYNs told robot hysterectomy not best option

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Pricey robotic surgery shouldn't be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.

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FDA probes new pancreas risks with diabetes drugs

Posted: 03/15/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that suggests a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems.

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World Kidney Day - why you should care

Updated: 03/14/2013 - World Kidney Day is all about raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and how organ donation saves lives.

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Brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade?

Posted: 03/14/2013 - From oil in Gatorade to the amount of caffeine and other stimulants in energy drinks and the so-called "pink slime" found in beef, previously unnoticed ingredients are coming under scrutiny

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Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

Posted: 03/14/2013 - Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.

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