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Should Morning-After Pills Be Prescribed To Teen Girls??

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Morning after pills, like Plan B, are technically sold over-the-counter.

That means you could pick them up from a pharmacy just like you could Aspirin or something.

But because of federal law, birth control can't be sold to girls under the age of 17.

Girls 16 and younger need a prescription.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that pediatricians routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and to write them prescriptions for morning-after pills.

So then if a girl does have sex, and regular birth control does fail (exploding condoms), she'll be able to get her pills right away.

Morning-after pills can work up to 120 hours after sex but they work best if taken within the first 24 hours.

The AAP said:

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Yao Ming Helps Hearing Impaired Kids In China

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In a historic mission to China, Starkey Hearing Foundation and NBA Cares helped almost 7,000 hearing impaired chinese children by giving them the best gift of all… hearing!

The Starkey Hearing Foundation has given out hundreds of thousands of hearing aids in over 97 countries, and just made this their first trip to China.

Yao Ming joined them and NBA Cares

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Paralympics Sailor Believes His Disability Is A Gift

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paul-callahan-paraolympic-silor-blessing.jpgPaul Callahan is a quadriplegic who is also a paralympic sailor.

When Paul was 21, an undergrad at Harvard, his whole life ahead of him, he slipped on a wet floor, broke his neck and was paralyzed from the chest down, retaining the use of his arms but not his hands.

He originally spent 5 years going from rehab to rehab, trying to be able to walk again. Eventually doctors convinced him that it was time to stop dreaming of walking and start actually living.

So that's what he did.

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NHL Standoff Heading For Lockout?

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This seems all too familiar.

The NHL and the Player's Association have until September 15th to work out a deal or else the season could be shortened or just not played altogether.

Just like back in 2004 when there was no hockey played at all!

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Father And Disabled Daughter Compete In Triathlons Together!

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Team Maddy

How amazing is this??

Since 2008, the father/daughter duo of Team Maddy have completed more than 75 events together. They don't do it to place, they do it to finish.

You see, Maddy has cerebral palsy — and the races mean much more than winning.

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