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50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:14am
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 - 7:13am
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 - 7:06am
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 - 7:00am
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 - 2:32pm
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 - 9:14pm
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 - 5:51pm
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 - 3:12pm
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 - 7:15am
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 - 7:09am
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 - 7:02am
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 - 11:02pm
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 - 10:21pm
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 - 8:47pm
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 - 8:26am
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 - 7:23pm
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 - 8:51am
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 - 7:35am
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 - 7:33am
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 - 7:00am
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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