Health

 
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  Need to Know: Dec. 7, 2012: The family planning fight

The Texas legislature has slashed funding to family planning programs by nearly two-thirds.

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  Women’s choice

Three different women speak on how so-called “women’s issues” will affect the outcome in one of the race’s pivotal swing states, Virginia.

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  Need to Know, September 28, 2012: Women’s choice

Need to Know travels to Virginia to look at how women’s health policies on the local level may impact the general election.

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Web extra: Virginia’s special swing

Professor Dan Palazzolo on why Virginia is a battleground state unlike any other.

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Need to Know, August 17, 2012: Obesity in America

We report on the nation’s high obesity and diabetes rates, which are disproportionately impacting children in low-income communities.

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  Saving Carla

One girl fights to overcome a family legacy: four generations of diabetes and obesity.

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Is a beverage ban the answer?

Depending on whom you ask, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s controversial plan to limit the size of sugary beverages sold across the five boroughs is either a “significant move in addressing the health problems that are devastating the lives of thousands” or another example of the city’s “unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks.” [...]

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Health care law: How it might work

Now that we can all stop guessing how the U.S. Supreme court will rule on the Affordable Care Act, we can now all start speculating about how it will actually work, right? Our report about Massachusetts’ health care mandate, which aired earlier this month, provides some valuable insights about the future of health care in this country.