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Massachusetts Works to Curb Rising Healthcare Costs


DOWNLOAD VIDEO President Obama’s Affordable Care Act modeled itself partly after healthcare reform in the state of Massachusetts. Although the changes have led to nearly…read more

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Teen Scientist Invents Life-Saving Cancer Test

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When he was 15, Jack Andraka developed an early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. He won the top prize in the 2012…read more

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Obama Says Cancelled Health Plans Can Now Be Extended One Year


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires everyone to have health insurance, either through a private insurance company or through a government plan…read more

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Doctors, Researchers Warn of Dangerous Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria


DOWNLOAD VIDEO The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is causing major public health concerns and prompting worries that antibiotics may soon be useless against fighting infections.…read more


New Study Examines Effects of Concussions in Children


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Concussions in sports have been in the public spotlight since earlier this year, when the NFL agreed to pay out $765 million to…read more


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