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"Chocolate Pills" To Be Tested For Heart Benefits

Posted: 03/17/2014 - A new study will be the first large test of cocoa flavanols, which in previous, smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body's use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors.

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Colon Cancer Rates Show Dramatic Drop Over Past Decade

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Researchers estimated that in 2014, about 72,000 men and 65,000 women will be diagnosed with colon or colorectal cancer. Those rates represent an overall 3.4 percent per year decline in cancer cases from 2001-2010.

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Are Selfies Sparking Plastic Surgery Boom?

Posted: 03/15/2014 - One in three plastic surgeons reported seeing an increase in requests for facial procedures by patients who wanted to look better online.

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Is The Mythical "Five-Second Rule" Actually Real?

Posted: 03/14/2014 - New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds.

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I Am Too Young Not To Run

Posted: 03/14/2014 - It was 2003, and I had just been told I needed a hip replacement. Bad hips are common in my family, and years of sports and working as a Baltimore city police officer had taken their toll sooner than I expected

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Ice Cream Diet Cleanse! But, Does It Work?

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A cleanse offered by Kippy's! Ice Cream Shop in Venice, Calif., includes five pints of a frozen non-dairy treat each day and yoga exercises daily, and costs $240 for the four-day plan,

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Barely-Elevated Blood Pressure May Spike Stroke Risk

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A new study analyzed data collected on 760,000 people, and found people with "prehypertension" were 66 percent more likely to develop a stroke than people with a normal blood pressure reading.

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Report: Cancer Will Be No. 1 Killer In U.S.

Posted: 03/11/2014 - In 16 years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart disease, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Kansas Weighs Regulating Health Care 'Navigators'

Updated: 03/11/2014 - The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to new regulations for counselors who help consumers navigate the federal online health insurance marketplace.

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Kansas Lags Behind Target In Health Enrollments

Posted: 03/11/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday that about 29,300 Kansas residents had chosen health insurance plans through the marketplace by March 1.

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FDA Approves Electrical Headband To Prevent Migraines

Posted: 03/11/2014 - The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead. Using an adhesive electrode, the band emits a low electrical current to stimulate nerves associated with migraine pain.

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Mother Of Three Loses 110 Pounds

Posted: 03/10/2014 - Alanna Gerwitz-Stern hadn't worked out a day in her life. She never watched what she ate, either. But after having her first son, Jacob, in December 2009, she couldn't seem to shake the baby weight.

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Vitamin D Shines Light On Breast Cancer Survival

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Researchers reported in the March 6 issue of Anticancer Research that patients with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to survive breast cancer than women with low levels of the nutrient.

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