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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals

People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.

11/26/2014

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.

11/26/2014

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Does Hunching Over Smartphones Hurt Our Spines?

According to one study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine.

11/19/2014

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Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it.

11/19/2014

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Study: More Than Half Of Poison Control Calls Regarding Energy Drinks Involve Children 6 Or Younger

There’s a growing concern that high-caffeine energy drinks are making their way into the wrong hands.

11/19/2014

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New In-Home Innovations Claim They Can Make You Healthier

New innovations claiming to give you more energy and even help you sleep better are just some of the wellness features found in the new healthy home.

11/19/2014

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HealthCare.gov Gets Steady Traffic; Hits Bump

HealthCare.gov got steady consumer interest and also hit a bump Monday, the first weekday of the new sign-up season under the president’s health overhaul.

11/17/2014

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31 Cases of Viral Meningitis Confirmed at UMd.

A viral meningitis outbreak at the University of Maryland, College Park is spreading, officials say.

11/15/2014

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Study: Tapping Your Forehead Could Help Kill Cravings

Tests found that tapping the forehead was the most effective method and neutralized cravings by up to 10% more than the other exercises.

11/12/2014

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