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12:00pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

British Man Dies From SARS-Like Virus In U.K. Hospital

Coronaviruses have a characteristic crown of tentacles when viewed under the electron microscope.
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The sixth person has died from a new kind of virus that causes symptoms similar to SARS, a hospital in the U.K. said in a statement Tuesday.

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9:09am

Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Few Public Family Planning Centers Accept Insurance, Yet

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 12:44 pm

Health plans are required to pay for contraceptives, but the clinics that are common sources of family planning services aren't used to dealing with insurers.
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Most women can expect to get contraceptives without paying out of pocket for them thanks to the federal Affordable Care Act.

Women who are young or those who are poor and rely on publicly funded family planning centers for reproductive health services are covered, too.

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5:51am

Tue February 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 10:33 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Congratulations to the Montalvos of Houston, Texas on the birth of their identical twins Ace and Blaine and on the birth of identical twins Cash and Dylan. The couple thought they'd hit the jackpot when they learned they were expecting twins. Then they heard fourth heartbeat. Quadruplets are unusual, but a pair of identical twins - the odds are about 70 million to one. Next? Possibly a family trip to Las Vegas. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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7:04am

Mon February 18, 2013
Health

A Job Market Catch-22 For Newly Graduated Registered Nurses: You Need Experience

No one in Colorado would hire newly graduated registered nurse Sara Chapman, despite the shortage of experienced nurses. She will take a job in Nome, Alaska
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1:37am

Mon February 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Cancer Rehab Begins To Bridge A Gap To Reach Patients

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 4:42 am

STAR-certified physical therapist Jennifer Goyette works with cancer patients at South County Physical Therapy in Westborough, Mass.
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It was her own experience with debilitating side effects after cancer treatment that led Dr. Julie Silver to realize that there is a huge gap in care that keeps cancer patients from getting the rehabilitation services that could help them.

Silver was 38 in 2003 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she is a physician, she was shocked at the toll chemotherapy and radiation took on her body. Silver was dealing with extreme fatigue, weakness and pain.

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