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HHS Secretary Talks Health Care Overhaul in Texas

Posted: 09/26/2013 - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Texas to describe how the federal health care overhaul would work at the grassroots level.

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Report: Environmental Chemicals a Pregnancy Risk

Posted: 09/24/2013 - From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday.

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U.S. Teens Eating Better, Watching Less TV

Updated: 09/23/2013 - U.S. adolescents may finally be getting the message about healthier living. Researchers are reporting children in grades six through 10 are eating more vegetables, exercising more and watching less television than their counterparts a decade earlier.

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Studies Take Early Look at Health Law's Premiums

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, according to two independent private studies.

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Medical Pot Looks to 'Color Inside the Lines'

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department's decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.

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Whooping Cough Cases Climb in Texas

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Texas health officials say the number of people sick with whooping cough statewide is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.

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St. Joseph's Hospital Launches Heart Failure Clinic

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Around 5.5 Million Americans have been diagnosed with heart failure. Another 700,000 are diagnosed every year. Now, patients struggling with heart failure have a specialty clinic dedicated just to them.

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TAMU Researcher Uses Award to Target Deadly Global Fungal Pathogen

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Texas A&M University biologist Xiaorong Lin draws from ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" to explain the mission of her research on fungal pathogens: "If you want to win the battle," she says, "you have to know not only yourself, but also the enemy."

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Study: Half Who Now Buy Own Health Plan to Get Aid

Posted: 08/14/2013 - About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama's health care law — would qualify for federal tax credits to offset rate shock, according to a new private study.

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Coke to Defend Safety of Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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