A trip to the former Armed Forces Medical Museum in Silver Spring, MD

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How We Die

March 30, 2015

Recent stories on death and dying offer interesting perspectives on discussing, preparing for and coping with an inevitable part of all of our lives

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Scans show that brain regions crucial for the development of language, memory and reasoning skills tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds

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The Liberian government recommended on Saturday that survivors of Ebola practice safe sex indefinitely, until more information can be collected on the length of time the virus might remain present in body fluids including semen

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The Cost of a Cure

March 30, 2015

Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C. Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market, according to previously undisclosed federal data. The drugs cure the disease, but taxpayers are footing the bill

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A Starbucks For Medicine

March 30, 2015

Company thinks it has answer for lower health costs: customer service

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The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the US

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Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine

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