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2:29pm

Thu March 21, 2013
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Tuberculosis Cases In The U.S. Keep Sliding

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 10:02 am

About a third of the world's population is thought to be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but only a small fraction of people get the disease.
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The U.S. is slowly but steadily closing in on tuberculosis.

For the first time since the government started tracking the disease in the 1950s, the number of annual TB cases has dropped below 10,000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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12:53pm

Thu March 21, 2013
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Little Kids Know How To Share, But Don't Want To

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 1:30 pm

Yours and mine.
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Small children aren't great at sharing, as any parent or preschool teacher knows. But little kids get cut a lot of slack on the presumption that they don't know any better.

Well, the jig is up. Researchers have found that 3-year-olds know darned well that sharing is the right thing to do. But when given the chance to share stickers with another child, they hoarded instead.

That flipped around by age 8, the children shared stickers, giving half to another child.

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9:33am

Thu March 21, 2013
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Pediatricians Voice Support For Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 1:29 pm

April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne (left) and partner, Jayne Rowse (fourth from left), and her adopted sons Jacob (middle) and Nolan (right) at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. The lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
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Now children's doctors say it's time for same-sex marriage to be the law of the land.

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement Thursday that it favors "civil marriage for same-gender couples — as well as full adoption and foster care rights for parents regardless of their sexual orientation ...."

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5:00am

Thu March 21, 2013
Health

Colorado Adults Are Still Fit And Healthy, But What About The Children?

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Colorado is continually heralded at the fittest state in the country – but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking.

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11:50am

Wed March 20, 2013
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As Health Law Turns Three, Public Is As Confused As Ever

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 6:07 am

Couldn't hurt to make a wish for good health!
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As the Affordable Care Act nears its third birthday this Saturday, a poll finds the public actually knows less about the law now than when it passed in 2010. Oh, and a lot of what people think they know just isn't so.

Those are the central findings of this month's tracking poll just released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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