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With Fate Of Roe V. Wade Unsure, Abortion Fight Shifts To New Territory

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January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Jan. 22 marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide. Those on both sides of the furious debate say this could be the year when everything changes. ...

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Employers’ Dream Of Controlling Health Costs Turns To Workers’ Sleep

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January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am | Charlie Blakey had a sense he was sleeping poorly since he often would wake up tired and hear from his wife how loudly he breathed during the night. So he jumped at the chance when his employer, ...

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Medi-Cal’s Very Big Decade

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January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am | Medi-Cal had a big decade. The number of Californians enrolled in the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents swelled by 5.5 million from 2010 to 2019. It now covers 1 in 3 Cali...

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Trump Takes Credit Where It Isn’t Due

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January 16, 2020 at 11:39 am | Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The final debate for Democratic presidential candidates before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses did not ...

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What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers

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January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am | Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85. [khn_slabs slabs="789584"] Even sooner, by 2025, the number o...

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Baby survived 27 minutes without a heartbeat

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January 16, 2020 at 9:02 am | Britt Spivey knew something was wrong when his pregnant wife showed up at his work following what was supposed to be a routine doctor visit. Autumn started to cry and told him their unborn child had ...

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Public Enemy's Keith Shocklee turns his heart attack into a call to action

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January 16, 2020 at 7:52 am | Don't take Keith Shocklee's word for it when he says he didn't look like someone about to have a heart attack. Check his photos from 2018 and you'll find a producer who looks lean, strong and may...

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Could mammograms screen for heart disease?

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January 16, 2020 at 7:53 am | By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might someday help save many thousands more. Though exp...

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No Shield From X-Rays: How Science Is Rethinking Lead Aprons

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January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am | CHICAGO — Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the de...

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