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Planned Parenthood Sues for Return of Texas Medicaid Funding

McNicholas' privileges. Kendra Hudson of Houston, a patient spokeswoman, said a pap smear she got at a Planned Parenthood clinic allowed her to identify an abnormal growth and prevent it from developing into cancer. Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office reached the same conclusion after reviewing records , consent forms and testimonials from leaders with Planned Parenthood and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Planned Parenthood sues Texas over Medicaid funding

The groups , including Planned Parenthood and two other state abortion businesses, filed the lawsuit Tuesday demanding that women on the state Medicaid program, MaineCare, have their abortions paid for, according to WGME CBS 13 in Maine .

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Wheelchair Users May Be More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

Kraemer says while the research wasn't created to determine the cause of the disparity between wheelchair pedestrians and others, prior research has suggested that " wheelchair users may be less conspicuous to drivers (because of speed, location, and height), and this is a topic that needs to be explored more".

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PMS May Increase Risk Of High Blood Pressure

For women who experience this type of PMS, their future blood pressure - and risk for related problems like heart disease - may not be entirely out of their control. In past research, Dr. Bertone-Johnson and colleagues found that these B vitamins may lower the risk of PMS. Two experts said the new findings could be important, but questions remain.

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Study shows kids with dogs are less anxious

A wonderful new study says that children who have pets are less likely to suffer from anxiety now and in the future. During the study, researchers examined 643 children in rural upstate NY in a pediatric primary care setting, according to The Huffington Post .

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4 in 10 know someone who has been addicted to painkillers

White Americans were the most likely to report personal experience with the abuse of prescription painkillers, which include opioids , such as Vicodin and OxyContin, and benzodiazepines, such as Xanax. That makes the issue a lower priority than public education (76%) accessible and affordable healthcare (68%), or attracting businesses and job (64%), but puts it on par with protecting the environment (54%) and criminal justice reform (50%).