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"I got it!" Toddler Amputee Takes First Step

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Kayden recently took his first steps on his new prosthetics with the aid of a walker. In a YouTube video posted by his mother, the little boy bears a huge grin, exclaiming "I got it!" with each step he takes.

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Brain Study Turns Woman's Consciousness Off And On

Posted: 07/07/2014 - A new anecdotal study, published in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior, demonstrates it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light.

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Aspiring Model Strikes Pose With Colostomy Bag

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Looking at Bethany Townsend's beautiful face, you'd never think she suffers from Crohn's disease, a debilitating condition that wreaks havoc on a person's digestive system

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Be Still My Heart | Treatment Stops Rapid Heartbeat Episodes

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Imagine your heart suddenly racing up to 200 beats per minute. It's not life threatening, but it is scary and doctors now have a relatively simple way to stop the faulty electrical connection that causes it.

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"Baby Bump" Selfies Ad Delivers Healthy Message

Posted: 07/01/2014 - The March of DImes is trying to combat a trend in the U.S. which has led to large numbers of women choosing to induce labor or undergo a C-section for non-medical reasons.

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Ohio Teen Died From Caffeine Powder Overdose

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Logan Stiner was found by his brother on May 27, collapsed on the floor of his home. Later that day his mother, Katie Stiner, found several bags of caffeine powder in the house.

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Are You A Heavy Drinker? You'd Be Surprised

Posted: 06/27/2014 - One in 10 deaths among adults between the ages of 20 and 64 are due to excessive alcohol consumption, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a report released Wednesday.

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Short Sleepers: How Do They Thrive On Less Sleep?

Posted: 06/27/2014 - Exhaustion, problems with alertness and overall crankiness are typical symptoms of not getting enough sleep, which for most people means anything less than seven or eight hours per night.

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Positive Connections Stresses Importance Of Early HIV Detection

Updated: 06/27/2014 - Positive Connections joined other non-profit organizations on Friday's National HIV Testing Day for a health fair at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A main goal was to raise awareness about early HIV detection.

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Athletes Testify On Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Two former pro athletes went before the Senate Special Committee on Aging to talk about bearing the long-term burden of repeated head injuries.

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Want To Live Longer? Put Down The Remote!

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A new study found that adults who watch TV three hours or more a day may be twice as likely to die prematurely than those who watch an hour or less.

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Heatstroke: A Summer Danger

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Your normal body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit; with heatstroke the body can warm up to 106 degrees F or higher in 10 to 15 minutes. If not treated immediately, heatstroke can lead to death or permanent disability.

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Parents Should Start Reading To Kids In Infancy, Doctors Say

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of what it called a "critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime."

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