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CDC: Nearly 9 Millon Americans Use Prescription Sleep Aids

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Americans aged 80 and older and those in their 50s were more likely to have taken a sleeping pill or sedative in the last month, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Women reported greater use than did men.

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How Exercise Can Help You Ward Off Cancer

Posted: 08/29/2013 - According to one cancer researcher, physical activity can curb your obesity risk, which in turn can reduce your odds of a life-threatening cancer.

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Hospital Takes Steps To Make Surgery Safer

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Of 33 Kansas facilities, Topeka’s Stormont-Vail HealthCare was among 11 hospitals receiving the top two ratings in a recent Consumer Reports rating of surgical safety.

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Scientists Find Clue To Reasons For Age-Related Memory Loss

Posted: 08/28/2013 - A new report offers evidence that age-related memory loss really is a distinct condition from pre-Alzheimer's -- and offers a hint that what we now consider the normal forgetfulness of old age might eventually be treatable.

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Wal-Mart Expands Benefits To Domestic Partners

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Wal-Mart said Tuesday it made changes so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions.

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Dr. Oz Comes To the Aid Of Tourist Hit By Taxi

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A taxi jumps a curb at a busy intersection and hits a British tourist and a cyclist, police say. Dr. Oz and his student staffers run to the scene about a block away from their office.

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Trial Tests Plant-Based Remedy For Ulcerative Colitis

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center is offering a Phase III clinical trial of HMPL-004. Derived from an extract of the Chinese herb andrographis paniculata, it targets solely the immune system of the colon to relieve ulcerative colitis.

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Three Cans Of Pop A Day Could Be Toxic To Your Health

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Researchers discovered that when mice consumed a diet that consisted of 25 percent added sugar -- which would be the equivalent to three added cans of soda a day for a healthy human -- females died at twice their normal rates.

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CDC Report Says U.S. Infertility Rates Falling

Posted: 08/14/2013 - A new CDC report found that 6 percent of married women aged 15 to 44, about 1.5 million women, were considered infertile at some point from 2006 through 2010. But, that's down from 8.5 percent of women (2.4 million) in 1982.

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$241K To Raise A Child? Families Struggle With Rising Cost

Posted: 08/14/2013 - A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says middle class parents of a baby born in 2012 will spend about $241,000, raising their child from birth to age 18 - and that's just for the basics.

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Tech Pleads Guilty In NH In Hepatitis C Outbreak

Posted: 08/14/2013 - David Kwiatkowski agreed to plead guilty to 14 drug theft and tampering charges in New Hampshire and two in Kansas in exchange for a 30- to 40-year prison sentence.

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Heavy Drinking Costs U.S. $223.5B A Year

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A new CDC report shows alcohol-related health woes take a heavy financial toll on the U.S., to the tune of $223.5 billion a year -- and some states' wallets fared worse than others.

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Famous Faces Test Could ID Early Dementia

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Researchers have devised a basic test using photographs of famous people like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey that they claim may be able to identify early dementia in people 40 to 65 years old.

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