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What’s at Stake for Seniors as Supreme Court Weighs Health Reform?

If the Supreme Court strikes down the health law, 49 million Medicare beneficiaries could lose a variety of benefits that have already kicked in. They include: Prescription savings: Beneficiaries get discounts of 50 percent on...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Why Jan. 1 May Be Worst Day to Start Getting Fit

Guilt, crowds and the weather conspire to thwart your resolutions, but these expert tips can set you up for success By Debra Witt | December 10, 2012 There’s never a bad time to start getting fit — well, except maybe fo...
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
 

 

 
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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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How You Can Survive the 2013 Flu Epidemic

It’s the worst flu season in years, but people over 50 can still take action to protect themselves By Andrea King Collier | January 16, 2013 It’s official: The United States is experiencing a flu epidemic, the worst...
by Michael Cadenhead