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A Texas GOP plan to exclude 40 Planned Parenthood clinics from the state's Texas Woman’s Health Program has lead to fewer claims for birth control and wellness exams as well as lower overall enrollment numbers.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.

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What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting revealed deeper issues like the ability of local government to function, how to do business in a town without water, and tense dynamics between government and the private sector.

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The Medicare NewsGroup asked its newly formed Medicare Leaders Advisory Board – a group of prominent former leaders of the federal program and political veterans – this question: “What context should journalists have in order to evaluate competing Medicare reform proposals?”...

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Since GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, Medicare and plans to reform the program has dominated headlines....

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A new analysis shows how commonly doctors don't understand cancer screening statistics. That's no excuse for journalists not to do a better job in learning the basics and educating their readers, viewers, and listeners.

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To battle obesity, West Virginia Schools teachers are implementing 15 extra minutes of physical activity into each day.

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West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Oakland's superintendent doesn't just want to close schools. He wants to radically alter how the school district and the city educate kids.

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