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OpEd: Pulling Back the Curtain on Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was sold to the American people on the ambitious premise that it would improve the health of millions of Americans and save tens of thousands of lives through preventative care.

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US Government Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

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2 New Diseases Could Both Spark Global Outbreaks

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.

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Lawmakers Advance Sexual Assault Bill

Posted: 05/01/2013 - Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.

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Another HIV Vaccine Fails As Govt Halts U.S. Study

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Bad news in the fight against the AIDS virus: The government is halting a large U.S. study of a possible HIV vaccine because the experimental shots aren't preventing infection.

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Poll: Aging US in Denial about Long-term Care Need

Posted: 04/24/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll suggests that Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready.

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Study: Lax Attitude on Teens and Rx Drug Abuse

Posted: 04/23/2013 - More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.

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Homeland Security Chooses Texas A&M for Pilot Program

Updated: 04/02/2013 - COLLEGE STATION, April 2, 2013 – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the selection of Texas A&M University to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot).

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Perry, Cruz, Cornyn Join Forces on Medicaid

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Texas' top Republicans guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have teamed up to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state.

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GOP's 'No' on Medicaid Becomes 'Let's Make a Deal'

Posted: 03/24/2013 - 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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Court: Can Drug Companies Pay to Delay Generics?

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.

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