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Delaware River sturgeon may get a break philly.com 

Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 1:08 AM The once-numerous Atlantic sturgeon, one of the ugliest fish ever to ply the Delaware, is now but a bit player in the rivers ecosystem. If it prevails in federal court, though, this odd, ancient leviathan...

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Factcheck: A false claim of a Medicare change for seniors philly.com 

D’Angelo Gore, FACTCHECK.ORGLast updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:35 PM Q:Does the Affordable Care Act require Medicare beneficiaries over age 75 to be admitted to the hospital by their primary care physician? A:No. There is no such requirement in the law. Full Question: More coveragePoll:...

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It's AARP v. AMA as Senate votes to cut Medicare fees philly.com 

Nancy Watzman, Sunlight FoundationLast updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:16 PM Doctors face as much as a 24 percent cut in Medicare fees when a deadline expires later today. So the Senate, in what has become an annual ritual, has scheduled an early evening vote on a measure to spare...

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Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks philly.com 

Filed Under: Research & Development | Abuse, Rape | Womens Problems / Misc. Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:00 PM MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say theyve developed a simple new test that quickly detects the date-rape drug GHB in drinks. GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric...

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Cooking this week: Asparagus philly.com 

Lauren Mennen, Philly.com Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 4:00 AM Last week, we celebrated the start of spring with some tasty recipes using this season’s best produce. Now we’re focusing on one spring veggie that’s at its peak right now: asparagus. What’s...

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Soda sales in US decline at faster pace philly.com 

The Associated PressPosted: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:58 PM NEW YORK (AP) - Americans cut back on soda again last year, extending a trend that began nearly a decade ago. U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to an annual report by Beverage...

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Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids philly.com 

Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterFiled Under: Adolescents, Teens | Type II | Climbing | Exercise / Misc. | Yoga | High Blood Pressure | High Cholesterol | Heart, Stroke-Related / Misc. | Stroke | Parenting Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014, 9:00 AM MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News)...

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Check Up: Centralizing special care limits access philly.com 

Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 8:51 AM Concentrating specialized health services, such as trauma care, at a limited number of hospitals has been shown to help control costs and improve the quality of care. But a new study by University of Pennsylvania...

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Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays philly.com 

LAURAN NEERGAARD, The Associated PressPosted: Monday, March 31, 2014, 2:01 AM WASHINGTON (AP) - Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. Hed survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasnt the only one suffering. Few people asked how his...

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Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women? philly.com 

Brenda Goodman HealthDay ReporterFiled Under: Dieting To Reduce Sugar | Food & Nutrition / Misc. | Coronary-Artery Disease | Heart Attack | Heart, Stroke-Related / Misc. | Stroke | Sugar Substitutes Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 AM SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News)...

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