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How Much Fish Is Safe For Pregnant Women?

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The FDA and EPA recommend expectant mothers consume at least 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces (2-3 servings) per week of fish varieties known to be lower in mercury, as a way to support fetal growth and development.

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Is Gun Violence A Public Health Issue?

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Some experts say the nation needs to treat gun violence as a disease and involve health care workers in combatting it.

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1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don't know

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The CDC estimates that a quarter of these adults living with diabetes in the United States don’t even know they are sick, meaning they haven't been diagnosed.

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She Lost 222 Pounds, Became A Foodie

Posted: 06/09/2014 - Akilah Monifa wasn't a foodie until she lost 222 pounds. The San Francisco-based communications director says she never used to taste her food. She ate mainly to feed an addiction.

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Marijuana Isn't Harmless, Top Health Official Says

Posted: 06/05/2014 - States joining the march toward marijuana legalization need to take a step back and consider the drug's adverse effects on health, the U.S. drug "czar" argues in a new paper.

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Medicare Could Pay For Sex-Change Surgeries

Posted: 05/30/2014 - The decision on whether Medicare pays for sex-change operations is now in the hands of regional administrators, thanks to a decision Friday by a federal board that overturned a national policy of not covering such surgeries.

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One Way To End The 'Mommy Wars'

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Mommy. Wars. Just writing those words makes me cringe, but they're real to some extent, and they stem from, I believe, deep insecurities that all moms feel, especially when we compare ourselves to moms around us.

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White House To Talk Kids' Concussion Prevention At Summit

Posted: 05/29/2014 - Amid growing concern about brain injuries that cause about 250,000 emergency room visits by young athletes annually, the White House will convene the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit on Thursday.

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New $10M Mental Health Plan Unveilled

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled his $10 million mental health project plan. Members of his cabinet and representatives from law enforcement joined Brownback for the announcement inside the statehouse on Tuesday.

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