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Feeling Sick? People Bypass Doctor For Smart Phone

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Medical phone apps that allow patients to text or video-chat with doctors are quickly growing in popularity. One million people had virtual appointments in the past year.

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A Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic To Red Meat

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.

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How Eating Out Costs You 200 Calories

Updated: 08/07/2014 - We've been warned frequently about the dangers of fast food. But skipping the drive-thru for that "healthier" sit-down meal at a restaurant isn't a good option either, a new study suggests.

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Society Isn't Quite Ready For Facial Tattoos

Posted: 08/07/2014 - "I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach." -- Kat Von D, tattoo artist

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The Race To Stop Ebola

Posted: 08/04/2014 - Last week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) announced plans to expedite research on a vaccine against Ebola that's been shown to be effective in primates.

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21 Pounds Of Excess Skin Removed After Weight Loss

Posted: 08/01/2014 - I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.

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Top Ebola Doctor In Sierra Leone, Contracts The Virus

Posted: 07/23/2014 - A physician at the helm of Sierra Leone's efforts to contain and control the Ebola epidemic has just been diagnosed with the virus, according to reports from Reuters and the BBC.

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Full Moon Looms Large Over Your Sleep

Posted: 07/18/2014 - Some folk stories and superstitions hold that a full moon affects people's sleep, and new research lends support to this idea.

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Study Links Smoking, Suicide Risk

Posted: 07/17/2014 - A new paper finds state public health interventions, such as cigarette excise taxes and indoor smoking bans, could reduce rates of suicide by as much as 15 percent.

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