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Angelina Jolie's Chickenpox Explained

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Chickenpox is an highly contagious disease that has become more rare since so many children have been vaccinated for it.

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Feeling Younger May Help You Live Longer

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Researchers at the University College London found that people who felt younger than their real age were more likely to survive the next eight years or so compared to those who felt older.

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Mumps Outbreak Sidelines NHL Hockey Players

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Multiple players on multiple NHL teams from coast to coast have come down with the mumps, an illness more typically associated with children.

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Roller Coaster Ride Causes Stroke In 4-Year-Old Boy

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Doctors say sudden movements of roller coaster rides and gravitational force on a young child's head and neck caused a tear in his carotid artery, that ultimately triggered a stroke.

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Breast Cancer Screening Dilemma For Women

Posted: 12/09/2014 - Laws in 19 states require women to be told if they have dense breasts after a mammogram. Women whose breast tissue is very dense have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

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Women Go Red To Fight Heart Disease

Posted: 12/09/2014 - The annual Go Red for Women luncheon raises awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women and what can be done to prevent it.

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Even Now, It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate

Posted: 12/08/2014 - National Influenza Vaccination Week serves as a reminder that all of us have a responsibility to prevent the spread of influenza this week.

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Cutting Stress Could Protect Your Heart

Posted: 12/04/2014 - While the American Heart Association says there is no clear, direct relationship between stress and heart health, stress does impact the body in ways that can contribute to heart disease.

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Eating The Mediterranean Diet May Lead To A Longer Life

Posted: 12/04/2014 - The diet involves eating items off a menu that is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and peas, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish. It keeps dairy, meat and saturated fats to a minimum.

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Smart Sports Equipment Turns Phones Into Coaches

Posted: 11/28/2014 - After losing a particularly intense game of tennis, you drop your racket and storm off the court. Instead of fuming and reaching for a water bottle, you grab your smartphone to see what went wrong.

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STAR Program Helps Cancer Survivors Bounce Back

Posted: 11/27/2014 - Stormont-Vail recently implemented the STAR program, filling a gap in cancer care by making physical therapy a part of the complete treatment and recovery process.

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Google "Smart Spoon" Prevents Spilling

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Using hundreds of algorithms, Google created a spoon to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.

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FDA Enforces Nationwide Calorie Labeling

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The FDA announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

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Goodbye To Gluten: Help or Hype?

Posted: 11/19/2014 - What does gluten really do to the body, and what's behind the recent backlash against this natural component in foods we've been eating for centuries?

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