February 28, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois. The state Senate passed the expansion 40-19 on Thursday, sending the bill to the House.


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February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it's important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can be difficult.


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(Narayan Mahon for NPR)
February 27, 2013

At 85, ‘Old-School’ Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In Working Late, a series for Morning Edition, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.


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February 26, 2013

Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body

A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.


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