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Making Varicose Veins Vanish

Updated: 02/15/2013 - For many, they're a cosmetic concern. For others, they can lead to dangerous health issues like circulatory problems, blood clots, and ulcers.

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Healing Heroes: Rebuilding Warfighters' Faces

Updated: 02/13/2013 - From burns to bullets to bomb blasts, thousands of U.S. troops have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan after being hurt while serving their country.

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Healing Heroes: "Battle Buddies" for PTSD

Updated: 02/11/2013 - Constant gunfire, mayhem, and death, for troops who saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan, when the dust settles the nerves do not always follow.

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A diagnostic breakthrough catches Alzheimer's early

Updated: 02/08/2013 - More than five million Americans struggle with the memory loss and confusion associated with Alzheimer’s. But now, a diagnostic breakthrough could help slow down the rate of progress of the devastating disease.

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Eating ourselves to death: Plastic poisoning

Updated: 02/06/2013 - Two million plastic bottles are used in the world every five minutes, and one million plastic cups are handed out on U.S. airline flights every six hours. Plastic is the number one consumer product, but it could also be killing us.

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Eating Ourselves to Death: The Fat Tax

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Obesity is a factor in close to three million deaths each year in the U.S. Would a tax on certain foods help? What happens when people have to pay extra for unhealthy food?

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Eating Ourselves to Death: Color of Controversy

Updated: 02/04/2013 - From red sports drinks to orange Jell-O, and do not forget the yellow in mac and cheese. In all, we have nine different artificial dyes approved for use here in the United States. But are these colors causing problems in our kids?

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"Out of This World" Breakthroughs

Updated: 01/30/2013 - When Astronaut Scott Kelly blasts into space in 2015, he will be a living, breathing medical experiment, helping researchers figure out the physical and psychological impact of living on the International Space Station for one full year.

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Hearts of Gold Walk: Bryanna's Story

Updated: 02/02/2013 - As parents, we all worry about our kids. Are they driving safely, keeping their grades up and treating people right?

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No need for leads! Wireless heart help

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Each year more than 300,000 people die in the U.S. from cardiac arrest. Some hearts beat too slow, others' too fast. Now, a new type of shock therapy is helping save hearts.

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Fighting myths about concussions

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Many parents worry about their children sustaining a head injury while playing sports. As many as 10 percent of athletes will experience a concussion in any given sports season, but what many people do not know about this common injury is that it could put a child at risk.

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Curing Cushing's disease

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Cushing's disease hits in the prime of a person’s life and if left untreated can make young, active women fatigued, overweight and depressed.

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Melafind: The Cancer Scanner

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Listen up sun worshipers. Skin cancer accounts for 80 percent of all new cancers in the U.S. It is preventable and if caught early it is curable.

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New Ways to Deliver Drugs

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Have you ever forgotten to take your daily meds? Well you are not alone. Studies shows about 50 percent of patients do not take their drugs as prescribed. Researchers are hoping to be able to change that.

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Not quite Norman Bates: Are you "Almost a Psychopath?"

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Is there something just a little bit off about one of your friends, family members or co-workers? While they may not suffer from a mental disorder, they could be closer than you think.

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"Casting" Call: A Cure Scoliosis?

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Scoliosis is a potentially fatal condition for children. The spine curvature can be improved with surgeries and metal rods, but now doctors believe something simple could cure it in some kids.

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New pump for diabetics

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Type 1 diabetics need insulin every day to deal with their disease, but the life-saver comes with a potentially deadly side effect. Now a new system aims to keep patients safe.

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Dangerous delays? The trouble with telsurgery

Updated: 01/10/2013 - Have you ever tried to move your computer's mouse and the on-screen cursor didn't respond right away? It can be frustrating, but it's nothing compared to what some surgeons are facing. Now researchers and doctors are trying to beat a surgical snafu that is hindering a breakthrough.

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Repairing Paralyzed Nerves

Updated: 12/28/2012 - Your body is made up of 214 major nerves. Each is an electric pathway that keeps your body feeling and moving. If one of the nerves dies, or is torn apart, it can mean paralysis.

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HIV Controversy: A Pill for Prevention?

Updated: 12/21/2012 - Seen as a milestone by some, it recently became the first drug to be approved by the FDA to prevent the spread of HIV.

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Sports help wounded warriors

Updated: 12/20/2012 - To date, more than 6,400 U.S. men and women serving in the military have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At least 48,000 have returned home wounded.

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Cancer Killing Cap

Updated: 12/18/2012 - Massive headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, these are the signs of a brain tumor. Each year 41,000 people are told they have one. Now, a new device is helping put a cap on tumor growth.

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The woman who heard too much

Updated: 12/17/2012 - Trees blowing, birds singing, children laughing, all things many people enjoy hearing. For one woman just about every sound was painful to hear. She had a big hearing problem caused by something very small.

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