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Alzheimer’s patients teach medical students to remember compassion

By Laura Edghill
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Education | At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine—only this time he’s the subject…

Trying to get pregnant? There’s an app for that.

Trying to get pregnant? There’s an app for that.

By Kiley Crossland
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Technology | A new app is using data technology to help women get pregnant, and crowdfunding their fertility treatment if they don’t. Glow, a startup launched by PayPal…

Midday Roundup: The Obama administration’s war on caloric subterfuge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Because nobody drinks just half a Coke. Nutrition labels on food packages could be changing to more realistically reflect people’s eating habits. The Obama…

Web reads: Buy the bigger pizza!

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | NPR’s Planet Money discovers and charts this news you can use: “When you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost…

Midday Roundup: Polio-like illness attacks California children

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Outbreak. Doctors in California are searching for the cause of a Polio-like illness that has left more than a dozen children paralyzed in at least one limb.

Ricki Lake subverts Planned Parenthood’s message with anti-birth control film

By Gina Diorio
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Health | Former talk-show host and self-described feminist Ricki Lake is producing a new documentary that will examine the dangers of commonly used hormonal birth…

Are mammograms really useless?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Mammography experts are questioning a recent Canadian study that says annual mammogram screenings are no better than routine physical examination in…

Midday Roundup: Detroit sacrifices pensions, saves art collection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Debt ceiling. Detroit submitted its plan today to get out from under $18 billion in debt. Not surprisingly, city pensioners will face cuts of 34 percent for…

Can we afford it?

By Joel Belz
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Healthcare | The costs of Obamacare will involve far more than money

Medical marijuana no longer a drag in conservative south

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | Dustin Chandler wants to change his daughter’s life, and he needs a marijuana derivative to do it. Two-year-old Carly has a neurological and epileptic…

Former Planned Parenthood director opens ‘truly pro-woman’ health center

By Gina Diorio
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Abortion | Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life advocate, is opening a pregnancy resource center in the same area where she formerly…

Does IVF make unhealthy babies?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week the British Medical Journal dropped a grenade into the already exploding world of infertility medicine with findings that babies produced by in…

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