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Nine Million Got New Health Insurance, Study Finds

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:42pm
More than 9 million Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time thanks to Obamacare, according to a new report from the Rand Corporation.Most of the people who got new insurance didn’t buy it on the Obamacare exchanges but rather signed up with an employer, the survey found.






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'Happier Girl:' Obesity Surgery Already a Boon, Mom Says

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:26pm
A 12-year-old Texas girl who had weight-loss surgery to correct a rare metabolic problem is back home, visibly slimmer and healthier, but also much happier, less than three weeks after the potentially life-saving operation, her mother said.






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'Why Do I ALWAYS Put Off My Taxes?': Dawdlers Can Blame Their DNA

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:24pm
If you’re bustling to beat the April 15 tax deadline –- as you did last year, and the year before that –- take solace in the notion that your annual, 11th-hour, coffee-binging paper chase isn’t necessarily a character flaw but an inherited trait, a new study claims.






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Record Low Teen Birth Rate Not Low Enough, CDC Says

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:38pm
The number of young teens having babies has plummeted by two-thirds since 1991, but still, 1,700 girls aged just 15 to 17 deliver babies every week in the U.S., federal officials reported Tuesday.Why?






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Blogs Help Parents Unravel Secrets of Black Hair

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:50am

Adoptive and interracial families sometimes struggle when it comes to caring for their kids' black hair. Style bloggers are here to help.








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America's Heroin Epidemic: Where to Find Help

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:31am
NBC News' series "Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic" (April 7-9) shows just how devastating drug abuse can be on individuals and families. If you or anyone you know is battling a substance abuse problem, the resources below can offer help.The U.S.






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Hooked: A Teacher's Addiction and the New Face of Heroin

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:31am

For years, Michelle lived a double life in picturesque Putnam County, N.Y. A teacher and mother, she was also a heroin addict willing to risk everything.


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Hooked: A Teacher's Addiction and the New Face of Heroin

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:01am

For years, Michelle lived a double life in picturesque Putnam County, N.Y. A teacher and mother, she was also a heroin addict willing to risk everything.








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'The Wind on My Legs': Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Men Move Again

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:15am
Four men paralyzed after bad spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again, thanks to an electrical stimulator.Astonished researchers say they’d hoped for some result, but nothing like what they got.






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Watch Paralyzed Men Move Again Thanks to Medical Breakthrough

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:40pm

Kent Stephenson and Rob Summers do voluntary training with stimulation at the Human Locomotion Research Center laboratory, a part of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.








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'Dazed' and Dangerous: Train Engineer's Sleep Disorder is Common

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:09pm
The engineer who drove a speeding commuter train off the rails in New York last year may have suffered from the most severe form of a dangerous sleep disorder, but health experts say he has plenty of company.As many as 22 million people in the U.S.






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Childhood Obesity: No Major Shift?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:53pm

New study finds childhood obesity rates holding steady...at best. Erika Edwards reports.








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Two Meningitis Vaccines Get Breakthrough Status From FDA

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:49pm
Two prospective vaccines aimed at protecting against a potentially deadly strain of meningitis not covered by existing shots have received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration. It could speed up federal consideration of the drugs.






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America's Heroin Epidemic: Where to Find Help

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:46pm
NBC News' series "Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic" (April 7-9) shows just how devastating drug abuse can be on individuals and families. If you or anyone you know is battling a substance abuse problem, the resources below can offer help.The U.S.






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Baby Aspirin May Prevent Deadly Pregnancy Problem: Task Force

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:15pm
Women at high risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly complication of pregnancy, should start taking low-dose aspirin in their second trimester to reduce the risk, according to a draft recommendation by a prominent U.S. health task force.






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Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:13pm
Men who use Viagra to get a boost in the bedroom could find that the little blue pill also increases the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, a preliminary study finds.






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Severe Obesity May Be on the Rise in Kids

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:13pm
Despite studies suggesting that kids in some places are becoming thinner, obesity rates are not budging among children across the country, and the very fattest children may be getting worse, researchers reported Monday.






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Another College Student May Have Exposed Thousands to Measles

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Health officials are warning about a second unvaccinated California college student who may have exposed thousands to measles on public transportation even as cases of the highly contagious disease have reached 115 nationwide.






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'Paralyzed Bride' Hopes To Become Mom

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:36pm

Paralyzed by a freak accident at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman hopes to start a new chapter by becoming a mother via surrogacy.








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'Paralyzed Bride' Hopes To Become Mom

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:36pm

Paralyzed by a freak accident at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman hopes to start a new chapter by becoming a mother via surrogacy.








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