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Realistic Dieting Goals

Updated: 02/20/2007 - A nutritionist, Angela Lemond, at children's medical center explains why, "I think that it doesn't matter what day of the week it is. I think the word diet in general is setting yourself up for failure."

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Body Mapping Aids in Working Out

Posted: 02/19/2007 - Now, there is a new high tech tool designed to keep all of us active, no matter what kind of shape we are in.

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Surgeons Get Skills from Games

Updated: 02/19/2007 - New research shows that it may be safer to go under the knife with surgeons who play video games.

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Can Nail Polish Make You Ill?

Updated: 02/16/2007 - An irresistible rainbow of colors will make your nails shine. But, could your nail polish make you sick?

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Regular Exercise May Reduce Odds of Breast Cancer

Updated: 02/16/2007 - A new study says working out regularly can reduce your chances of developing breast cancer. In a survey of more than 15,000 women, those who exercised had a reduced risk of invasive breast cancer.

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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Drug

Updated: 02/16/2007 - Nearly five-million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers are on the brink of a huge breakthrough with a drug that targets the cause and could stop the disease in its tracks.

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Face Blindness

Updated: 02/15/2007 - It is a very rare condition where sufferers see everyone's face the same. The neurological condition is called prosopagnosia or, face blindness.

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Winter Weather Could Decrease Stroke Risk in Seniors

Posted: 02/15/2007 - A study of people over age 65 found there was a higher risk of stroke during summer months because of exposure to fine particle pollution. Researchers found a nearly 7% increase in stroke risk each time pollution levels jumped up on their measuring scale.

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Poor Sleep Quality in Seniors Increases Falls

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Elderly people who toss and turn at night are more at risk for falls during the day. A study from Australia found a link between poor quality sleep and falling in people over age 65.

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Quitting Smoking Is No Easy Task

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Quitting smoking can be tough enough. Add in sleepless nights and it is next to impossible. But researchers in California are helping people kick the habit for good.

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Peanut Butter Recall

Posted: 02/19/2007 - "Peter Pan" and "Great Value" Peanut Butter recalled.

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Relationship Bonds That Last Forever

Updated: 02/14/2007 - A Canadian study of elderly people found many stayed heavily involved in the lives of their spouses who had to go into assisted living facilities. Some stayed involved by taking classes together, looking through diaries and photo albums, and helping with general caretaking duties.

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Infant Personalities Affect Adult Relationships

Updated: 02/14/2007 - University of Minnesota researchers have followed 78 people for more than 25 years. They looked at relationships as infants, as children, and when the participants became adults.

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Health Benefits from Chocolate

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Nutritionists at the American Dietetic Association say antioxidants in chocolate help prevent cholesterol from sticking to your artery walls, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

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Locating the Source of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Those who know the pain of irritable bowel syndrome understand why it is the second leading cause of missed work-days in this country. Now, one doctor thinks he is found the source of the pain.

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Computer Mapping of the Human Heart

Updated: 02/13/2007 - For the first time, a computer fully and automatically mapped the inside of a heart. It allows a doctor to reach areas that were once impossible to get to.

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Numbers Decrease, Heart Disease Still Number One Killer

Posted: 02/09/2007 - New figures released from the National Institute of Health show 17,000 fewer women died of heart disease between 2003 and 2004. Despite the progress, heart disease is still the number one killer of American women.

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