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The day I realized smoking wasn't cool

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:39
I'm a quitter and proud of it. The 37th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout marks my 28th anniversary without a "cancer stick."
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The path to living stress-free

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:35
People believe that stress comes from external sources. That's why they're so stressed.
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Cosmetic infidelity: a new way to cheat

Health - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:20
"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home," she told me.
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'Western' diet could spark TB epidemic

Health - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:15
Rising obesity and diabetes worldwide could fuel a rise in tuberculosis.
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Energy drinks up calls to poison centers

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:28
Energy drinks are a real problem for children, a study says -- 40% of "energy drink exposure" calls to poison centers involve kids under age 6.
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What is Lewy body dementia?

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:26
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains this type of dementia, after Robin Williams' autopsy report concludes he had the disease.
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Firefighter drops 40 pounds

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:22
Joe Van Veldhuizen lost 40 pounds to race his first Ironman. He did it slowly, counting calories and gradually increasing his exercise routine. See what it took to make his amazing weight loss transformation a reality.
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Can sunlock affect fertility?

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:48
The cold snap that's hitting much of the country this week may leave you with a real desire to head to the beach. If you do, you may want to watch what kind of sunblock you use.
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Ebola patient dies in the U.S.

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:34
Marking the second Ebola death in the United States, Dr. Martin Salia died at around 5 a.m. ET Monday, according to Nebraska Medicine spokesman Taylor Wilson.
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His crime: Mental illness?

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:14
As a father of three, I felt Tricia Lammers' pain as she spoke about her son Blaec.
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Curb klutziness with yoga

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:44
Do you trip over your own feet? Bump into things? Break nails and jam fingers by overreaching?
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Norovirus sickens cruise ship passengers

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:40
The latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the CDC.
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Should cities be reimbursed for Ebola costs? U.S. senator says yes

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:37
The federal government should pay back New York and other cities that have shelled out millions to deal with Ebola, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.
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CNN exclusive: Hits and misses handling Ebola

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:36
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reflected on the lowest moments -- and the surprises -- that occurred when Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to unexpectedly arrive in the United States with Ebola.
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Clinical drug trials to start next month as Ebola death toll mounts

Health - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:55
Clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatment will start next month in West Africa as the regional death toll from the deadly virus surpasses 5,000.
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Nebraska hospital preps for Ebola patient

Health - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:05
A surgeon who is a Sierra Leone national and U.S. legal permanent resident will come to Nebraska Medical Center for treatment for Ebola.
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Paraplegic groom's first-dance surprise

Health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:03
Joey Johnson, a paraplegic, surprised his wife on their wedding day with a contraption that let him stand for their first dance.
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Parents wed in NICU

Health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:08
A Texas couple married Tuesday in the neonatal intensive-care unit with their prematurely born son, dressed in a tuxedo onesie, serving as ring bearer. The baby's twin died in utero.
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Ebola: Africans kicking the virus out of their communities

Health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:56
Africans who understand the local context of people most at risk of contracting Ebola are devising innovative and creative ways to teach hard-to-reach people how to avoid infection.
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This 30 cent device could save your life

Health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:51
It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. This kit could put an end to that.
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