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Boston Babies Buzzing On Coffee

Posted: 11:23 AM - According to a new study by Boston Medical Center, about 15 percent of 2-year-olds drink as much as four ounces of coffee a day.

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Dirty Dozen | Which Foods Should You Buy Organic?

Posted: 03/03/2015 - The Environmental Working Group's latest update to the annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce breaks down the 12 fruits and vegetables found to contain the most pesticide residue.

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Pain Often Overlooked Cause Of Sleep Disorders

Posted: 03/02/2015 - Pain -- both chronic and acute -- affects half of all Americans at some point in life, and it is a common source of sleep disorders, according to a new national survey from the National Sleep Foundation.

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Three Leprosy Cases Confirmed In Florida

Posted: 02/28/2015 - Health officials in Florida report that in the last five months, three people in Volusia County have been diagnosed with leprosy, at least two of the cases possibly connected to armadillos.

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Nasty Stomach Bug Becoming Far More Common

Posted: 02/26/2015 - A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.

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Is Sugar As Addictive As Cocaine?

Posted: 02/25/2015 - Americans have a long-standing love affair with sugar, but cardiologist James O'Keefe, of St. Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants, says it goes one step further.

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Appeals Court Tosses Aggravated Assault Conviction Over HIV

Posted: 02/24/2015 - The attorney for a Kansas airman says a ruling by the nation's highest military court that reversed his client's conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces.

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MELISSA'S BLOG: Heart to Heart

Posted: 02/23/2015 - As February's Heart Month nears a close, Melissa shares two stories that carry an important message.

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Hand-Washing Dishes Could Help Protect Kids From Allergies

Posted: 02/23/2015 - A new study to lend support for the so-called "hygiene hypothesis" finds children are less likely to have allergies if they live in homes where dishes and food utensils are washed by hand rather than in a dishwasher.

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Spending Time In Sauna May Help You Live Longer

Posted: 02/23/2015 - A new study links long, hot sauna baths with benefits including fewer deaths from heart attacks, strokes, various heart-related conditions and other causes.

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Dietary Recommendations Offer New Advice On Eggs, Coffee, Sugar

Posted: 02/19/2015 - Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol.

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'Nightmare' Superbug Kills 2 In Los Angeles

Updated: 02/19/2015 - The term "nightmare bacteria" does not bode well for the infected. That's what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae which kills up to half the patients who contract them.

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St. Francis CEO Takes Job In KC

Updated: 02/18/2015 - Robert Erickson, CEO at St. Francis Health in Topeka since 2010, accepted a new position as CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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