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    Assembly Approves Birth Control Access Bill

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    A bill that would require health insurers in California to provide free coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods has passed the Assembly on a party-line vote.

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Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.


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A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.


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