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Dark Chocolate Outperforms White Chocolate In Heart Benefits Study

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Previous research has linked eating dark chocolate to healthy heart benefits such as reduced risk for stroke and heart disease. A new study that compared dark chocolate against white chocolate adds to the evidence of why eating dark chocolate may help your health.

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Only 13 Percent Of Americans Have High Cholesterol

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol, an impressive number for a country where two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese.

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First "Mad Cow" Disease Case in Six Years Found in California

Posted: 04/24/2012 - The cow from central California did not enter the human food chain and that U.S. meat and dairy supplies are safe. It's the fourth such cow discovered in the United States since the government began inspecting for the disease.

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Drinking Hand Sanitizer Sends Teens To Hospital Drunk

Posted: 04/24/2012 - Would you drink hand sanitizer? The idea may sound repulsive to most people, but California doctors are warning parents of what may be a fast-growing dangerous trend after six local teenagers were hospitalized in separate incidents with alcohol poisoning from drinking the soapy stuff.

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Taking Steps To Give Babies Healthy Start

Updated: 04/19/2012 - Topeka's March for Babies is Friday, May 4, at the Topeka Zoo. Registration begins at 5 pm with the walk stepping off at 6 pm. You can register a team, sign up to walk or donate to the cause at

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Daily Physical Activity Protects Against Alzheimer's

Posted: 04/19/2012 - By 2030, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide is expected to double to 80 million. But, a new study finds daily physical activity might provide a person's best chances of staving off the degenerative brain disorder - even if they're over 80 years old.

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No Link Between Gum Disease And Heart Disease

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Brushing your teeth and going to the dentist might reduce your risk for developing gum disease but according to a top heart society, it probably won't help your chances against heart disease.

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Optimism Protects Against Heart Attack And Stroke

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Stay positive - it just might save your life. New research shows being a positive-thinking person can lead to protective benefits for the heart. The study found people with a positive look at life had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

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Kansas Medication Disposal Program Announced

Posted: 04/19/2012 - The purpose of the disposal program is to make collection centers available statewide for the disposal of uncontrolled medications generated by households, long-term care facilities and hospice care facilities.

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Depression And Baby Sleep: Vicious Cycle

Posted: 04/17/2012 - There's a fascinating new parenting study out that caught our eye at The Chart. It involves the sleep habits of babies and toddlers.

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Weighing Sugar's "Toxic" Impact

Updated: 04/12/2012 - New research shows sugar can increase bad cholesterol and cause cellular changes that increase cancer risk.

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Germs And Kids

Posted: 04/12/2012 - It's understandable that parents want to keep their children's environments clean, especially when kids are young. Moms wash bottles in hot water, clean pacifiers that fall on the ground, and take dirty things out of their kids' mouths. But overall, when it comes to germs, most people have it backward: With relatively few exceptions, they are good for our kids

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