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In Talent Hunt, Some Businesses Offer Health Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

President Obama’s pronouncement last week in favor of same-sex marriage has no legal effect on employers’ decisions on whether to […]

Jobs And College Pose Big Challenges For Young People With Autism

Times are tough for young people. Unemployment is high, and college costs are soaring. For those who’ve been diagnosed with […]

Doctors’ Due Diligence: Measuring Kids’ Blood Pressure

There have been hints that the obesity epidemic’s rise has slowed a bit among certain populations, but for the most […]

Alzheimer’s Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories

Ask family members of someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia: Trying to talk with a loved one who doesn’t even […]

Black Pepper May Give You A Kick, But Don’t Count On It For Weight Loss

Is black pepper the new secret weapon against fat? A recent paper in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry […]

Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum

Months after safety advocates embraced wearing helmets during tornadoes — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines […]

FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections

In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and […]

Use Of Tanning Beds Common, Despite Cancer Risks

Who’s really hooked on tanning beds? Odds are she’s young, white and lives in the Midwest. Figures just published in […]

Recalculating The Health Bill In McAllen, Texas

Remember McAllen? It’s the Texas border town that became synonymous with wasteful medical spending during the nation’s big health care […]

Feds Join Fight Against Whooping Cough In Washington

Washington state is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak. The state has more than 1,100 confirmed cases so […]

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