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Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC
Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost
Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study
LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades

Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain
Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years

Almost 17 Million Gained Coverage Under Obamacare
But many Americans still can't afford medical care, expert says

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers
Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers
Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies
Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating
Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests

Sharp Drop in Uninsured Texans Since Obamacare Rollout: Survey
But poorest residents are far more likely to lack coverage than the rich

Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says
Concerns about high calcium blood levels led to 10-year study

'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds
Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

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A healthier you benefits the family

Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease
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