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GCSM Preventive Medicine Lecture Series

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Psychology of Healthy Eating & The Pleasure Trap

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Secret Republican Senate Talks Are Shaping Health Care Legislation

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A group of 13 Republican senators is leading the negotiations to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act. Senators plan to vote by the August recess.

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As GOP Health Care Push Moves To Senate, White House Questions Value Of CBO Analysis

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"I think I know the Gospel pretty well," a White House spokeswoman said after the House passed a health care bill without the official legislative scoring, "and I'd say the CBO is not the Gospel."

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Ideas Behind Health Care Policy Ignite Passions

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When it comes to health care, there are two philosophies pushing against each other. But why does it get so heated?

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The Future Of The GOP Health Care Plan

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The White House claimed a victory this week with the House passage of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving joins Scott Simon to talk about the bill's prospects in the Senate.

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Obamacare Vs. American Health Care Act: Here's Where They Differ

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NPR looks at how the Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Act differ in terms of insurance marketplaces, the individual mandate, guaranteed coverage and insurance subsidies.

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

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People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

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Doctors spend lots of time answering questions about the latest drug ad, and that means less time answering questions that could really help your health, a primary care physician says.

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Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias

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Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.

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Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

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An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

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