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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much...

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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CDC: ‘It’s Gone Beyond An Ebola Crisis To A Humanitarian Crisis’

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus

The largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy theory accusing the United States of intentionally engineering the Ebola and AIDS viruses in bioterrorism research labs and infecting Africans with the virus through vaccinations.

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Expert: Is a Low-Carb Diet Better Than a Low-Fat Diet?

A new study finds the best diet for weight loss and heart health may be a low-carb diet.

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Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack More

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.

A Draft Elementary School fifth-grader has collected more than 200 signatures for a petition seeking to end a school ban on Chapstick.   LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fifth Grader Petitions School Board To End Policy Banning Chapstick

A Draft Elementary School fifth-grader has collected more than 200 signatures for a petition seeking to end a school ban on Chapstick.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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