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'This Is How I Save My Life' Excerpt From Amy B. Scher
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
CBS Local Interview: Filmmaker Matthew HeinemanMatthew Heineman discusses his new series on Showtime "The Trade."
5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017Here's a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be.
10 Essential Tips For Girls To Stay Safe Online
Six Self-Defense Principles Every Woman Should Know
Eating Full-Fat Cheese Won't Raise Chance Of Heart Attack, Study FindsA long term study found that consuming dairy products does not raise the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
Bacon, Soda and Too Few Nuts Tied to Big Portion of U.S. DeathsOvereating or not eating enough of these 10 foods contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
New Guidelines to Help Prevent Peanut Allergies in ChildrenKids could avoid life-threatening peanut allergies thanks to new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Diet Res-Illusions: Tips From the Pros on How to Lose WeightMaking these small changes in the kitchen, at the grocery store and in restaurants will help you make good choices without thinking.
US Women Increasingly Use Pot During Pregnancy, Study FindsU.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness.