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Does Your Zip Code Determine Your Waistline?

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Does your neighborhood make you fat? A new study shows on average, people who live in the city weigh less than those who live in the suburbs.

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Re-growing Damaged Heart Valves

Posted: 11/16/2006 - There is new evidence that doctors could someday replace damaged heart valves with cells grown in the patient's own body.

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Snoring Spouses

Posted: 11/16/2006 - One doctor is studying the affect of sleep apnea, and lack of sleep, on marriages.

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30th Annual Great American Smokeout

Posted: 11/16/2006 - People across the country are taking part in the 30th Annual Great American Smokeout Thursday, in an effort to be smoke-free.

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Alzheimer's Drug Provides Hope

Posted: 11/15/2006 - There are an estimated four million people suffering from There are an estimated four million people suffering from Alzheimer's in the United States. So it is no surprise that many drug companies are trying to find new treatments for the devastating disease.

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Conjoined Twins Arrive Early

Posted: 11/15/2006 - A routine tour of the Mayo Clinic turns into a miracle birth. Valerie James knew she was carrying conjoined twins and was at the Mayo Clinic, preparing for their birth.

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DNA Diet May Be No Better Than Common Sense

Posted: 11/15/2006 - Most of us have tried dieting at some time or another. In fact, more than 70 million Americans are currently on a diet, but which one is right for you? Doctor Stuart Trager says our weight loss approach needs an overhaul. The DNA diet could be just what we need.

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New Procedure Fixes Wrinkles Using Gas

Posted: 11/14/2006 - A new procedure promises to zap away wrinkles and sun damage using no peel, no knife and no injections. It is called the portrait facial.

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Insurance Industry Unveils its Health Plan

Posted: 11/13/2006 - The insurance industry pitched its plan Monday which would cost taxpayers $300 billion. Forty-six million Americans have no health insurance; 8 million are children. The insurance industry says they can all be covered in the next decade.

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The Ancient Art Of Reflexology Relieves Pressure

Updated: 11/13/2006 - Reflexologists say applying pressure to certain areas will help your entire body. Walter Jesperson had never even heard of reflexology, but being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease eight years ago changed his life.

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Traditional Sports Protective Gear may not be Enough

Posted: 11/13/2006 - Researchers stress that while the protectors were not designed to prevent the rare event, they hope the findings will lead to strategies to make the game even safer. When it comes to preventing the cardiac catastrophe, new research by the Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests conventional chest protectors are not stepping up to the plate.

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CDC Says Start Thinking About Flu Shots

Posted: 11/13/2006 - Flu season is upon us and health officials are urging people to get vaccinated as early as possible. The Centers for Disease Control announced on Monday that the week after Thanksgiving will be National Influenza Vaccination Week.

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Some Americans May Have Kidney Disease Without Knowing it

Posted: 11/10/2006 - People with kidney disease often do not show any symptoms until it is too late. Celia is talking about kidney disease. She did not know she had it until a visit to the doctor showed her kidneys were only functioning at 25 percent.

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Lasik Surgery May be Harmful for Some

Posted: 11/10/2006 - More than four million Americans undergo lasik surgery each year, most with excellent results. One in 2000 Americans have an eye disease that gets worse with Lasik.

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CDC Launches Campaign to Pinpoint Childhood Disabilities

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Paying close attention to your child's development can help catch potential problems. That is according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is launching a new campaign to pinpoint early warning signs of autism and other disabilities.

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Excess Fruit Juice, Excess Weight in Preschoolers

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Too much fruit juice could add extra pounds to your preschooler. A University of Pennsylvania study shows the more fruit juice kids drink, the more weight they gain over time.

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Operating Miles from Patients

Posted: 11/09/2006 - If a soldier fighting in a desolate battlefield gets hurt. How will doctors safely provide medical care? What if an astronaut in space is injured? New technology may solve the problem, allowing doctors to operate from miles away.

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Digital Mammograms Make Diagnosing Easier

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Radiologist, Dr. Donald Hulnick says, "Our patients are very excited about this. There's been a lot of publicity in the news media about digital mammography and the advantages that it confers and patients are asking about it."

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Invention Defeats Lice in Children

Posted: 11/09/2006 - A fear of many parents with elementary age kids is your child contracting head lice. A team of Utah scientists has a new invention they say will help. It is called the "louse-buster."

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Relationship Between Stress and Heart Health

Posted: 11/09/2006 - We all know the stress of work, running errands, and other commitments can make us irritable and run down. New research is trying to determine if it is also leaving a mark on our hearts.

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