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Medicare Drug Program Goes Live

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Medicare to Swallow Medicaid Drug Benefit

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Hospital Seeks Quieter Stays for Patients

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Sifting Through Official Speak on Bird Flu

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Budget Cuts Hit Programs for the Poorest

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Baby Boomers Turn 60

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Recognizing Depression and Suicide Risk in Black Men

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Improving Mental Health Care in Teen Justice System

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Congress Creates Lawsuit Shield for Vaccine Makers

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Ray Kurzweil: Life in the Future

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Seoul University Debunks Stem-Cell Paper

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Indigent Patients Being Dumped on L.A.'s Skid Row

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Marketplace Report: Tamiflu and Roche's Market Value

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Adults Often Help Parents with Medicare Drug Benefit

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