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1:00am

Wed May 22, 2013
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Boomer Housemates Have More Fun

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 9:21 am

Group houses are becoming popular — again — among some single baby boomers, and not just for financial reasons. Marianne Kilkenny (second from right) shares her home in Asheville, N.C, with four other people.
Mike Belleme The New York Times

3:14pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Scramble At Moore Medical Center As The Tornado Hit

A Moore Medical Center patient sits in the parking lot after a tornado damaged the hospital on Monday.
Alonzo Adams AP

A massive tornado swept through the Oklahoma City area Monday afternoon, leaving ruin in its path.

Moore Medical Center, which stood directly in the tornado's path, was devastated. But the workers, patients and their families in the hospital escaped.

Nick Stremble, a registered nurse and manager at the hospital, told Shots Tuesday what he saw.

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2:38pm

Tue May 21, 2013
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A Catch For Insurers That Cut Deductibles For Healthy People

How much is my deductible?
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Health insurance deductibles typically only go one direction: up.

It's not unusual for people these days to be responsible for paying thousands of dollars in medical claims before most plan benefits kick in.

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11:53am

Tue May 21, 2013
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A Mother And Daughter Confront Their Breast Cancer Risk

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:07 am

Regina Brett
Courtesy of Regina Brett

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has been in the headlines, by her own choice for a change.

Genetic testing showed she was at high risk for breast cancer, so she decided to have a double mastectomy to improve her odds. She revealed her choice, and the thinking behind it, in a recent op-ed in The New York Times.

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7:55am

Tue May 21, 2013
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Less Sleep For Teens Means Higher Risk For Car Crashes

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:06 am

Sleep-deprived teenagers face the greatest risk of accidents while driving at night.
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Parents who want to keep their teenagers safe while they're driving might want to tuck them in bed early the night before.

Drowsiness is a well-known risk for adult drivers, but teenage drivers are more impaired than adults when facing an equivalent lack of sleep, an Australian study finds.

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