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How the Medicaid Expansion Could Impact Your State

It was a seemingly simple concept. The United States would inch closer to universal health care by expanding the Medicaid program to about 17 million low-income people. The federal government would pick up 100 percent of the ta...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” h...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Food Labels

Some seemingly healthy claims can mislead shoppers. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of ‘leanwashing.’ By now, most of us are savvy enough to know that what we choose to eat really can make a difference i...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 

 
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Avoiding Addiction When It’s in Your DNA

To understand more about the link between addiction and genes, science correspondent Miles O’Brien drinks a mixture of 30 grams of pure ethanol and Diet Coke, the equivalent of three stiff drinks, and undergoes a series o...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Air pollution ‘harmful for those with failing hearts’

9 July 2013 Last updated at 19:11 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Air pollution is harming people with weak hearts – even killing them, a big international study reveals. Experts estimate the toll in...
by Michael Cadenhead