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50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:14
In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
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Ebola: An epic, epidemic overreaction

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:13
If we really need something to worry about, worry about getting a flu shot -- not Ebola. And yet, the disproportionate hysteria over Ebola multiplies contagiously.
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Are pets exposed to Ebola a threat?

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:06
Do dogs exposed to Ebola pose a health risk to humans? Biologist and TV host Dan Riskin explains.
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San Diego State student with meningitis dies

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact.
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GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar

Health - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32
Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."
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Airline contacting people on flights with nurse infected with Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:14
A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner, authorities say, and an airline is notifying passengers who were on the same flights she took from Dallas to Cleveland.
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Bono: 'I have glaucoma'

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:51
There's a reason for Bono's ever-present orange-tinted sunglasses, and it's not rock-star affectation. The U2 frontman has glaucoma.
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Slow and steady may not win the weight loss race

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:12
Slow and steady may not be more effective than rapid weight loss -- and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
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What the dying really regret

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:15
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
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Watch out for teal pumpkins

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:09
Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. There's a new campaign to place a teal pumpkin outside homes offering non-food treats this holiday.
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I'd have to do how much exercise to eat that?

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:02
By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
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Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:02
Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
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Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:21
The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.
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Obama: Ebola czar 'may make sense'

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:47
President Barack Obama said Thursday night that it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.
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How did this happen?

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:26
That's the question after news broke that a health care worker flew commercially as she was supposedly monitoring herself for possible Ebola.
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Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:23
The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.
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Stem cells help nearly blind see

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:51
Researchers say that human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of several nearly blind patients -- and that their latest study shows the cells are safe to use long-term.
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Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:35
Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
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Man treated for Google Glass addiction

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:33
A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism is also being treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.
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The bands around my baby

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Amniotic band syndrome is a condition where string-like bands extend from the inner lining of the amnion, the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb
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