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Kimberly Leonard
Works at U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
Attended University of Richmond
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Patty Murphy introduced a bill that will increase women's access to contraception, abortion and Plan B. 
The act is likely to be controversial among Republicans and religious groups.
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Today the NBA's Steph Curry joined a conversation at the White House on the global fight against malaria. Members from the CDC, USAID, World Vision, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joined the discussion. 
Progress has been made against malaria, but experts say more needs to be done.
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If you didn't sign up for health insurance under Obamacare, you may have more time!
Democrats are appealing for a special enrollment period during tax season.
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The number of Americans who do yoga has doubled in five years. As far as other natural therapies, fish oil came in first  again, though its use also has increased. 
Yoga soars in popularity, fish oil continues to be widely used among kids and adults.
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The Department of Health and Human Services has set a 2025 goal of finding a treatment for Alzheimer's. Some groups say that funding is severely lacking, however. 
Advocates say meeting treatment goals would save lives and reduce government costs.
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Obesity, red meat, and diets low in fruits and vegetables, as well as lack of physical activity, are all known to cause cancer. Most Americans don't know this, and instead put too much emphasis on genetic makeup and family history. Awareness around tobacco and sun damage has grown, however. 
Another study marking World Cancer Day shows risk factors for cancer can be lowered.
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The Supreme Court appeared split on the future of Obamacare during the King v. Burwell hearings today. They will determine whether subsidies in the Affordable Care Act can be distributed through Healthcare.gov customers. Will President Barack Obama, or Republicans, come up with a fix if the courts vote against the Affordable Care Act? 
The decision on whether million of Americans lose health insurance could hinge on two justices.
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Open enrollment is over -- but some groups say women should be able to sign up when they become pregnant, just as they would qualify if they were to get married or give birth. 
There's a push to allow expecting mothers to sign up for health care, even after open enrollment closes.
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President Obama signed a bill today to help veterans suffering from PTSD and designed to prevent suicide. 
The new law offers hope to veterans with PTSD by giving them greater access to mental health care.
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Men can get HPV too -- but testing is difficult. This story examines why they aren't vaccinated as much ... 
The human papillomavirus also affects males, but focus tends to be on female sexual activity. ;
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The audience from the National Rural Health Association was very moved by Mayor Adam O'Neal's speech. The Republican mayor for Belahaven, North Carolina, says the state ought to expand Medicaid under Obamacare -- if it had, his town may have not lost its only hospital. Now, he says people die trying to get to the emergency room, which is too far away from this rural community. 
Rural health leaders planning to grab attention of Congress through March to Washington.
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Are you and your children getting enough sleep? The National Sleep Foundation has updated its recommendations for rest. 
How much sleep you need to be healthy depends on your age.
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Care Reporter, 2014 - present
    I write daily, breaking and long-form stories for our news desk about public health, medical studies, health care reform and the health industry.
  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Producer, 2012 - present
    I write consumer, health-related stories for USNews.com. My stories focus on senior care, hospital trends, Medicare and other health insurance, and pediatric care. I also assist with our rankings projects, including Best Hospitals, Best Children's Hospitals and Best Nursing Homes. Early this year I introduced U.S. News's first regular Twitter chats on health topics, resulting in higher numbers of audience members, reporting material for stories, and opportunities for connecting with hospitals and health care associations.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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