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8:08am

Wed April 10, 2013
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Companies On The Move Look For Healthy Workers

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 7:04 am

A Denver man runs in the snow near Washington Park after a winter storm moved through town in late January.
Ed Andrieski AP

It may cost less to do business in places where there's what some people call a culture of health. And that's put Colorado, which has the lowest rates of adult obesity in the country, on the map for companies looking to relocate or expand.

Kelly Brough is making the most of it. She runs the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and she's creative about luring businesses to relocate to Colorado. She runs a "Colorado loves California" campaign, for instance.

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3:15pm

Tue April 9, 2013
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Genetically Modified Rat Is Promising Model For Alzheimer's

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 5:34 pm

Scientists hope a new genetically modified rat will help them find Alzheimer's drugs that work on humans.
Ryumin Alexander ITAR-TASS/Landov

A rat with some human genes could provide a better way to test Alzheimer's drugs.

The genetically modified rat is the first rodent model to exhibit the full range of brain changes found in Alzheimer's, researchers report in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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1:49pm

Tue April 9, 2013
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How A Spring Birthday Could Pose A Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 8:42 am

Spring has brought the stork and a baby who just might have a higher risk for multiple sclerosis later in life.
Anna Bryukhanova iStockphoto.com

There's lots of science trying to connect a baby's birth date to health later in life. It's usually about serious diseases that have no clear cause, like schizoprenia, autism and multiple sclerosis.

And it's almost all junk science, the medical equivalent of astrology. That's because though studies have shown a correlation between season of birth and disease for MS and other disorders, they've never been able to show how seasonal differences in people's bodies or the environment could cause disease.

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8:47am

Tue April 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

State Laws Could Muddle Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Till death do us part, so let's figure out this insurance mess.
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12:58am

Tue April 9, 2013
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The 'Hard To Change' Legacy Of Medicare Payments

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 7:14 am

President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 may include a proposal for Medicare patients to pay more of their own medical bills.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

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