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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it will cover screening and counseling for obesity as a free preventive service for Medicare beneficiaries. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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The latest numbers from CDC show that only 28 percent of the nation's 1.2 million HIV-infected people are getting effective antiviral treatment; effective treatment rates are lowest among African-American men. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Babies sleeping with their parents risk death, according to an ad campaign by the Milwaukee Health Department. Courtesy of the Milwaukee Health Department hide caption

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Does Milwaukee's Campaign Against Sleeping With Babies Go Too Far?

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With a little help and guidance, epileptic teens can have most of the same experiences as their peers, including learning to drive. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With Help, Teens Can Manage Epilepsy

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U.S. Navy doctors Lt. Cmdr Ralph Pickard (left) and Ens. Jesse Rohloff study a patient's mammogram images at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. CWO4 Seth Rossman/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Michele Pereira, who questions the schedule of mandatory vaccines, sat with her daughters, Evangeline, 6, right, and Genevieve, 2, at a park in Ashland, Ore., earlier this month. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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In the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program, kids learn that some foods, like cookies, cupcakes and soda, are "red lights" and shouldn't be eaten frequently. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: It's A Family Affair

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Swimming is one form of exercise that can help prevent arthritis from getting worse, doctors say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help

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Cholesterol-fighter simvastatin, the generic version of Zocor, gets a clean bill of health in an update to a study dating back to '90s. JB Reed/Landov hide caption

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