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Sedgwick County Rejects State Grant To Address Obesity

Posted: 01/22/2015 - Sedgwick County commissioners have rejected a $580,000 state grant aimed at controlling obesity and diabetes because the majority said overweight people already know why they're fat.

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Daily Aspirin May Not Be Needed For Heart Health

Posted: 01/21/2015 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that one in 10 people were either prescribed an aspirin regimen or daily they were taking one preventively when it wasn't necessary.

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What Are Natural Flavors, Really?

Posted: 01/14/2015 - Though natural flavors may sound better than their presumably chemical-laden alternative --- artificial flavors --- it turns out they are not actually all that different.

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Worldwide Ebola Deaths Rise As U.S. Interest Falls

Updated: 01/08/2015 - Many Americans may be under the impression that the Ebola crisis is winding down, but the outbreak continues to ravage West Africa with more than 8200 deaths since last year.

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5 Things To Know As Feds Revise Dietary Guidelines

Posted: 01/08/2015 - A government advisory committee made up of medical and nutrition experts is set to issue preliminary recommendations this month that could change current dietary advice.

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Why Painkiller Addicts Turn To Heroin

Posted: 01/07/2015 - New researcher shows similarities between the drugs may be why pain pill addicts frequently turn to heroin when pills are no longer available to them.

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Top 5 Diets For Weight Loss In 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 - U.S. News and World Report consulted with a panel of health experts and ranked 35 diets according to guidelines including ease of following, nutritious, safe and effective.

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Could A 200-Year-Old Whale Offer Clues To Help Humans Live Longer?

Updated: 01/05/2015 - A team at the University of Liverpool sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, the longest living mammal on earth, to understand why they live so long and don't succumb to some of the same illnesses as humans do earlier in life.

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A Closer Look At The Rare Cancer That Claimed Stuart Scott's Life

Posted: 01/05/2015 - ESPN's Stuart Scott lost a 4-year battle to appendiceal cancer. Cancer of the appendix is so rare that the American Cancer Society doesn't currently put out estimates on how often it happens and death rates for the disease.

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