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    • 15 JUN 17
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    Teen shows off dance moves after heart transplant

    Despite being hooked up to chest tubes and surrounded by medical equipment a week after undergoing heart transplant surgery, 15-year-old Amari Hall couldn’t help but bust a move when his aunt walked into the room and dropped a beat. Propped up in his hospital bed, the Baltimore teen’s face lit up as he started clapping

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    • 14 JUN 17
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    Daily aspirin bleeding risk may increase with age

    Long-term daily use of aspirin may be more dangerous for elderly patients than previously thought, new research suggests. A study published in The Lancet finds that people over the age of 75 who take aspirin on a daily basis face a higher risk of serious and potentially fatal bleeding. Previous studies estimate that between 40

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    • 14 JUN 17
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    Health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water probe

    FLINT, Mich. — The head of the Michigan health department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, which has been linked by some experts to poor water quality in 2014-15. Charges

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    • 13 JUN 17
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    Surgeons separate twin girls joined at the head

    For the first time in their lives, twins Erin and Abby Delaney are able to lie side by side in their own beds. Until a week ago, the 10-month-old baby girls from North Carolina were joined at the head — a condition called craniopagus. It’s an uncommon type of conjoined twins. More typically, conjoined twins

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    • 13 JUN 17
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    First responders take aim at sepsis

    June 13, 2017, 1:06 PM| A North Texas fire department is the first in the nation to carry life-saving antibiotics to combat sepsis, a condition that kills many thousands of Americans each year. KTVT’s Joel Thomas reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/2dwYoHK-g-A/

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    • 13 JUN 17
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    Large-scale study reveals global prevalence of obesity

    NEW YORK — When 31-year-old Carlos Lazos left the Army Reserve, it didn’t take long for him to gain 70 pounds. “Started eating more fried, more fried food, a lot of fried foods,” he said. His lifestyle as a long-distance truck driver was putting him on the road to diabetes. He’s now dieting and exercising, but

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    • 12 JUN 17
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    A clever way to get people to eat more vegetables

    Getting people to eat more vegetables may be as easy as a marketing makeover, according to new research. A study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that people consumed more veggies when they were labeled with indulgent descriptions usually reserved for more decadent foods. “We really wanted to see if we used descriptors typically

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    • 10 JUN 17
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    FDA issues nationwide recall for birth control pill

    MIAMI — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a nationwide recall on Mibelas 24 Fe birth control tablets, CBS Miami reports. The packages were “rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible,” the agency said. The four non-hormonal placebo

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    • 09 JUN 17
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    CDC expecting severe tick season amid tick-borne disease "epidemic"

    June 9, 2017, 6:45 PM| The CDC is warning of a particularly severe season for tick-borne diseases. The number of cases of Lyme diseases has spiked in recent years, and experts say the ticks that carry it are spreading to other areas of the country. Anna Werner reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/FGZTusye0jw/

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    • 09 JUN 17
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    In a first, FDA asks drugmaker to yank an opioid from the market

    TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to stop selling its reformulated, extended-release painkiller, Opana ER, after concluding the drugs’s risks outweigh its benefits. It’s

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    • 08 JUN 17
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    Toddler dies after tick bite leads to organ failure

    The family of an Indiana toddler who died on Sunday is warning other parents about the devastating potential of tick bites.  “This little angel” will save many other lives, 2-year-old Kenley Ratliff’s grandmother, Rhonda Conn, wrote on a GoFundMe page that the family set up to help pay for hospital bills when the little girl

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    • 08 JUN 17
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    How exercise cheaters hack their Fitbits

    June 8, 2017, 11:40 AM| Millions of Americans have Fitbits or other fitness devices to track their activity levels, but some have figured out how to get higher readings without breaking a sweat. Gilma Avalos reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/BYyF-IIsvZc/

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    • 08 JUN 17
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    "Growing" concern about non-cow’s milk for kids

    Children who drink alternatives to dairy milk, including soy, almond or rice milks, appear to be slightly shorter than their peers who drink cow’s milk, according to new research. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that for each cup of non-cow’s milk children drank per day, they were 0.4 centimeters

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    • 07 JUN 17
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    Heart disease advances haven’t reached America’s poor

    Americans have made major strides in reducing heart disease, but two new studies suggest one group — the poor — still lags behind. Risk of heart disease among middle-class and rich Americans declined 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, researchers said. But those levels changed little among the poor, who are as likely to have

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