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Genetic Testing Used As Basis For Denial Of Military Disability Benefits

"For more than 20 years, the armed forces have held a policy that specifically denies disability benefits toservicemen and women with congenital or hereditary conditions" -- a practice that "would be illegal in almost any other workplace," the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Texas To Establish State's First Needle-Exchange Program

Needle-Exchange Program

The Commissioners Court in Bexar County,Texas, on Wednesday unanimously voted to move forward with a pilot initiative that will establish the state's first needle-exchange program, the San Antonio Express-News reports (Finley, San Antonio Express-News, 8/15).

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