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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 salt in their diet.

09/15/2014

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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.

09/12/2014

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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.

09/11/2014

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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.

09/10/2014

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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.

09/10/2014

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Study: Potassium Can Help Prevent Strokes

A new report in the journal ‘Stroke’ says there could be advantages to having potassium in the body.

09/08/2014

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Obama Warns Ebola Virus Could Mutate If Outbreak Is Not Controlled

President Barack Obama warns that the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled.

09/07/2014

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White House Asks Congress For $30M For CDC To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.

09/07/2014

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Study: Obesity Rates Up in D.C., Md. and Va.

Just 25 years ago the obesity rate in Maryland and Virginia was around 10 percent, and in D.C. about 15 percent.

09/05/2014

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Study: Any Diet Works If People Stick To It

Willpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.

09/04/2014

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