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Advertisements Seem To Be Driving The Demand For E-Cigarettes Among Teenagers

Smoking an e-cigarette.

While there are some regulations in place to ban companies from marketing regular cigarettes on TV and other sources, no such rules exist for electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, advertisements.

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Diagnosing The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Then And Now

A study published last year in the American Journal of Public Health found that kindergarten students in California most likely to be excused from state vaccine requirements due to the personal beliefs of their parents were white and from higher socioeconomic status.

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New Documentary Explores Abortion Clinics Struggling To Stay Open In The South

Dawn Porter's new documentary "Trapped" explores the political battle over abortion and features abortion providers, clinic workers, and women seeking abortions, specifically in three clinics in the South.

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In 14 Days, I Will Lose My Health Insurance

Today is March 16, 2016. In exactly 14 days—two weeks—I will lose my health insurance. I suffer from a life threatening chronic health condition. If I lose my health care, it could mean losing my life.

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Obama’s Moonshot: The Precision Medicine Initiative

Millennials will be the first generation not just of Americans, but of human beings, to enter their golden years without having to fear cancer. That, at least, is the driving ambition behind the Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama calls his “moonshot” project. The now-popular ...

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Burrit-O-No: Chipotle, E. Coli, And The Millennial Generation

In the latest chapter of the Chipotle health saga, an outbreak of E. coli led to 53 reported cases in nine different states in October and November of last year.

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Almost Half Of Country’s Wine Consumed By Millennials

New research by the Wine Market Council, a non-profit association made up of wine businesses and organizations, found that Millennials drank almost half of the country’s wine last year.

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Could Standing Desks Be The Next Big Thing In Classrooms?

Having standing desks in classrooms could play a key role in reducing the amount of time students are sitting, according to a study published last month in the journal Pediatrics.

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Texas Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood, Indicts Abortion Rights Opponents

After a two-month investigation, a Texas grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of any wrongdoing and instead indicted two abortion rights opponents who made undercover videos depicting to show the organization illegally selling fetal tissue for profit.

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Under Armour To Utilize IBM’s Watson In Health App

IBM Watson has made appearances in the health care, manufacturing, and education industries, and now it’s testing the waters in a new field – mobile apps.

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Welcome To New York, Marijuana

Medical marijuana now has a home in the Big Apple.

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Youth Enrollment Day Targets Key Uninsured Demographic

Of the 33 million Americans who remained without health insurance after last year’s enrollment period, the second under the Affordable Care Act, around 7.7 million were young adults between the ages of 19 and 34.

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State of the (Millennial) Union

“…For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about the next year,” President Obama said Tuesday night, in his final State of the Union address. “I want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. I want to talk about the future.” ...

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The Economic Pitfalls Of Restricting Abortion Access

If, as many politicians have promised, Roe v. Wade were to be overturned or Planned Parenthood defunded, our economy will take a serious hit. Yes, women will most directly feel the impact. But the rest of our nation will suffer the aftermath.

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Generation Progress Celebrates Another Year Of Progress: Our Top 10 Moments Of 2015

2015 was a big year for Generation Progress. We’re so proud of all the work we accomplished alongside of networks of young people and can’t wait to get to work in 2016.

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