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Americans Can't Afford to Stay Home

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You know that coughing co-worker you wish would stay home?


     In tonight's Healthier Me, it turns out that many Americans cannot afford to. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says nearly a third of the nation's employees cannot take sick days, and while most full-timers receive paid sick days, but only a fraction of part-time workers do.


That's raising health risks for everyone -- especially this year, with the flu outbreak hitting early and particularly hard.


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