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How healthy is your county? philly.com 

Janet Golden, PhD Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:24 AMFiled Under: Janet Golden | Statistics The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes its ambitious annual attempt to rate the health of counties in every state based on analysis of voluminous data as an effort to prod communities...

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Public gradually warming to Obamacare, polls show philly.com 

David Lauter, TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAULast updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:08 AM WASHINGTON - As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of six million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a bit to the controversial law, but...

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GreenSpace: Don't eat that hat: Toxic chemicals in sports souvenirs philly.com 

Sandy Bauers, Inquirer GreenSpace Columnist Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:01 AM As the college basketball frenzy known as March Madness under way, a Michigan nonprofit that looks at toxic chemicals in consumer products has been touting its own kooky offshoot - March Badness. In...

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With deadline looming, people rush to sign up for Obamacare philly.com 

Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff WriterLast updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 1:09 AMPosted: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 5:56 PM PHILADELPHIA After spending about an hour entering information on the Obamacare website with the help of a specially trained navigator, Willaree Simon had health...

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Same-sex parents finding greater acceptance philly.com 

Gloria Hochman, For The InquirerPosted: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 8:51 AM Third in a series of occasional stories about the new modern family. Wheres the mom in this family? puzzled 10-year-old Megan asked a few years ago as she glanced around the breakfast table. She had slept over...

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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems philly.com 

MARILYNN MARCHIONE, The Associated PressPosted: Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:48 PM Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks...

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A tale of cheerleaders, microbes, and orbit philly.com 

Sam Wood, PHILLY.COMLast updated: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:22 PM Forget about the Olympics in Sochi and the puffy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Theres a sporting event soon to get underway where the players - eight of them from Philadelphia - will face off in a venue out of this...

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Women Still Being Left Out of Medical Research: Report philly.com 

Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay ReporterFiled Under: Clinical Trials | Research & Development | Womens Problems / Misc. Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:00 PM MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented...

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Health Highlights: March 3, 2014 philly.com 

Filed Under: Press, Medical, Health Reporting Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014, 10:08 AM Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rare Mutation Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes: Study Scientitsts who identified a rare mutation...

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Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones philly.com 

Filed Under: Blood Pressure | Food & Nutrition / Misc. | Kidney Stones | Kidney Problems / Misc. | Salt, Sodium Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:00 AM SATURDAY, March 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet originally designed to lower blood pressure may also be effective for preventing...

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