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Sight and Lifesaving Sunglasses

Updated: 08/06/2013 - You slather on SPF 50 to protect your skin from the sun, but how are you protecting your eyes?

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Health Coach: Pointers from the Pros

Updated: 08/05/2013 - More than 66-percent of men and women in the U.S. are overweight and worse yet, a third of all adults are obese. Getting in control of your weight can feel impossible without the right help.

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COPD major problem in America

Updated: 07/30/2013 - Breathing, like our sight and hearing, is something many of us take for granted. We go about our day never thinking about breathing out and in.

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Virtual Reality for Autism

Updated: 07/26/2013 - About 1 in 88 children suffer with autism and more than a half a million people have autism or some form of the disorder. These people have difficulty interacting with others and expressing emotion. Now, a new virtual reality program could help.

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Puppy tales: debunking dog health myths

Updated: 07/24/2013 - Pet industry experts expect Americans to spend more than $55 billion on their furry friends in 2013. They say $14 billion of that will go towards veterinary care and pet prescriptions.

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Designed to drink? The genetics of alcohol addiction

Updated: 07/23/2013 - There are many people who drink alcohol and never become addicted. But others, despite the destructive consequences, can't stop. We'll show you the risk factors that can mean the difference between these two extremes.

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How healthy is your pet's food?

Updated: 07/22/2013 - Pets are an important part of any family. About 170 million dogs and cats are owned in the United States, and they all need to be fed. But do you really know what you are feeding your pet?

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Heart stem cells and L-VAD may help avoid transplants

Updated: 07/19/2013 - The wait for heart transplant can be deadly. Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services reveal that an average of 18 people die waiting for organ transplants each day. Doctors say that stem cell research could make transplants a thing of the past.

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Engineered Colons: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Did you know that every two weeks your intestine completely regenerates its lining itself? It's because of this incredible regenerative capacity that doctors believe intestines are the perfect organ to re-grow.

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Breath of Life for Heart Patients

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Nearly six million people in the U.S. suffer from heart failure, and 55,000 die from it each year. By definition, it means your heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support all your other organs.

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Brain mapping: possible road to a cure

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Maps can help lead us to our favorite destinations, but did you know that they can also put us on the road to better health? Brain mapping may help find treatments to some of the most common neurological and memory disorders.

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Relieving chronic back pain without surgery

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. It is important to understand that back pain is a symptom of a medical condition; it is not a diagnosis itself.

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Relieving Throbbing Joint Pain

Updated: 07/08/2013 - 50 million Americans have arthritis, that number is expected to grow to 67 million in the next 15 years.

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New concussion test keeps athletes safe

Updated: 07/05/2013 - About 400,000 high school and college athletes suffer a concussion each year. It may not come as a surprise to hear that football players are the athletes who most at risk for concussions. What you may not know is that a player can get hit hard, not get a concussion and still put their brain at risk.

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Fixing heart defects in children

Updated: 07/03/2013 - More than 35,000 babies are born with a heart defect. For many, this means a lifetime of surgery and medicine.

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Fat feeding cancer

Updated: 07/02/2013 - As the number of obese children continues to rise, there's concern that the number of childhood cancer cases will as well.

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Weight Loss Surgery Myths

Updated: 06/27/2013 - Bariatric surgery is on the rise, with an estimated 177,000 surgeries performed last year, nearly four-times the number performed four years ago.

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Yoga for Kids

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Millions of people practice yoga as a way to stay fit or for relaxation. But could it be used as medication?

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Stopping Seizures with Lasers

Updated: 06/21/2013 - An estimated one-in-five children with epilepsy don't respond to medication, and have no way to control their seizures.

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Lung in a Box

Updated: 06/20/2013 - More than 1,600 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for a lung transplant.

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Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

Updated: 06/14/2013 - Nerve disease caused by type-2 diabetes accounts for half of all amputations in the U.S. But a new treatment is now helping patients keep their limbs.

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