Tue March 22, 2011
Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: The Fine Print

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Nearly 50 provisions of the national healthcare reform law have taken effect. Here is a look at the top provisions impacting consumers.

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Thu February 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

The Doctor Will Tweet You Now

I'm pretty sure my internist isn't on Twitter. And I think it's better that way. I really do.

When I take a look at what some doctors tweet I get a little worried. Would they describe my visit, sometimes explicitly, in 140 characters?

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Wed February 2, 2011

Doctors Throw Flags On High School Concussions

In the Super Bowl this weekend, any player who takes a shot to the head and shows signs of a concussion will be taken out of the game. But it's a different story for high school athletes, who sometimes play on despite a head injury.

So the NFL, the American College of Sports Medicine and a long list of other groups are joining together to support state laws designed to protect the brains of young athletes.

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Mon January 31, 2011
Shots - Health News Blog

Gates Calls For More Money To Stamp Out Polio

What's Bill Gates up to these day? The software mogul turned philanthropist wants to wipe polio off the face of the earth.

In the latest annual letter summing up the work of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he writes, the world is "on the threshold of ending polio once and for all."

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Fri January 14, 2011

Fame Through Assassination: A Secret Service Study

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:31 am

Joseph Corbett (center), who was convicted of killing millionaire Adolph Coors III, is led to the Jefferson County courthouse in Golden, Colo., in 1961.
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It's well known that in March 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. What is not well known is that several years later, the life of  President Reagan and the life of his vice president, George H.W. Bush, were threatened again -- in fact, not just once.

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