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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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Zika's effect on Puerto Rico -- particularly among pregnant women -- will be even better understood soon. 
Health officials are avoiding telling families whether to avoid getting pregnant, citing personal choice.
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Ready for Round 4 of Open Enrollment Under Obamacare -- the Department of Health and Human Services is taking on social media, gaming and mobile capabilities.
From social media to gaming, the administration is looking at tools that uniquely affect this demographic.
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The first presidential debate is happening tonight -- you can follow the coverage from U.S. News here on our live blog!
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off at the first of three presidential debates.
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Aetna withdrew from providing health insurance through the exchanges in several states, but it has a vision for next steps in health care reform: Focus on public health investments. 
The health insurance giant will be focusing its efforts on investment in social programs.
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Mylan's EpiPen costs $600 -- so a collaborative has taken to YouTube to show patients how they can take drug making into their own hands. Meet the EpiPencil.
A group claims to have hacked the EpiPen and is offering their own how-to video so consumers can do the same. Next up, DIY abortion pills, hepatitis C cures and HIV medication.
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Heather Bresch, Mylan's CEO, explained why the company believes EpiPen has been priced fairly. 
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Thanks to this reproductive method, babies can be born without mitochondrial illnesses. 
The procedure was performed in Mexico to avoid regulations.
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The Americas was the first to eliminate smallpox, polio and rubella. Now, it can add measles to that list, thanks to aggressive vaccinations using the MMR vaccine. 
Officials expressed caution because imported cases are still possible.
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Aetna exited many of the heath insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. Here's what the CEO has to say about Obamacare and investment in public health.
The health insurance giant will be focusing its efforts on investment in social programs.
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Mylan's EpiPen came under fire for price gouging -- but a DIY video is showing people how to make a similar product for only $30. This raises ethical issues, experts say.
A group claims to have hacked the EpiPen and is offering their own how-to video so consumers can do the same. Next up, DIY abortion pills, hepatitis C cures and HIV medication.
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The EpiPen House Oversight meeting just ended. Members of Congress slammed the company's CEO for her $18 billion salary, as well as for the company's practices. 
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CrossFit spoke to Capitol Hill staff and lawmakers, as well as to the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank, about his position against soda being involved in medical research. While the leader of the fitness giant has cautioned against sugar for a long time, it's also true that soda-affiliated groups and companies have funded fitness competitors.
CrossFit says going against soda is the right thing to do, but it also has clashed with soda-sponsored fitness groups.
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Health care reporter living in Washington, D.C.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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Kim
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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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