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Apple Cider Vinegar and Your Health

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:04:50 EST
Can apple cider vinegar help you lose weight or lower blood sugar? WebMD explains.
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Dozens in Dallas Said to Be Free of Ebola Risk

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:15:18 EST
While U.S. prepares tighter infection controls for Ebola patients
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Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST
With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important
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U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:15:13 EST
Lab technician shows no signs of disease; Obama urges Americans to remain calm
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Summer Tips for Psoriasis

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:17:42 EST
Use these tips to make the most of balmy days when you have psoriasis.
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WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:15:14 EST
Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports
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Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:15:12 EST
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
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Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: FDA Panel

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:56 EST
Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: FDA Panel
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Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:17:58 EST
Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner
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Too Much Nail Trimming May Lead to Problems

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:55:08 EST
Daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them look good could lead to serious nail conditions.
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Outdoor Exercise With Pollen Allergies (Nasal Allergies)

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:34 EST
If you 19re an exerciser who loves the outdoors but suffers from allergies, WebMD has tips to help you through pollen season.
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Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:15:13 EST
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to a ban on travelers from West Africa
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Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:15:10 EST
Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say
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California 19s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:45:12 EST
California 19s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two
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Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:15:19 EST
Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
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'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:15:16 EST
Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found
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Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:15:14 EST
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
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Living Healthy on a Retirement Budget

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:53:34 EST
How to keep costs low when you're on a retirement budget but not sacrifice your health.
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9 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:52:31 EST
Tips to help keep your brain sharp as you age.
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Is Your Diet Aging You? Principles of an Anti-Aging Diet

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:52:02 EST
WebMD discusses the diet habits that may help you stay as young as possible inside and out.
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Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:05:06 EST
Has the fear of Ebola gone too far? On Thursday, school districts in Texas and Ohio announced they would close schools for cleaning, because staff members and some students had been on the same plane -- though not necessarily on the same flight -- as Amber Vinson, the second nurse in Texas to catch Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan.
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More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:15:15 EST
But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds
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Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:15:26 EST
Two New Drugs Approved for Fatal Lung Disease Time for Consumers to Renew Health Coverage: Federal Goverment
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Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:15:24 EST
Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest
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If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:15:22 EST
Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds
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ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:20:22 EST
Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say
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Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:15:20 EST
Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting
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Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST
Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
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Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:15:19 EST
But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds
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Concussions: Teen 19s Tragedy Spurs Policy Change

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:54:26 EST
At 13, Zackery Lystedt was a star player on his junior- high- school football team. Then one game changed everything.
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Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:15:29 EST
Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'
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Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:15:54 EST
After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed
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Second Dallas Hospital Worker Has Ebola

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:52:18 EST
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is infected with Ebola.
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Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:15:54 EST
In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back
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Faster Test Developed for Enterovirus D68

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:49:29 EST
Faster Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
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Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:22:56 EST
Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication
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CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:21:54 EST
They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month
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Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:21:54 EST
Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache
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Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:17:58 EST
If you 19re wondering, "How much should I weigh?" or can 19t seem to reach your ideal weight, WebMD can help. You can be healthy and happy by eating well and exercising often, even if you aren 19t at your "perfect" weight.
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Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:20:16 EST
Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it
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Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:17:02 EST
Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery
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Sports Drinks and Dental Problems in Athletes

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:16:58 EST
Skin Has Many Types of Smell Receptors: Researchers Sports Drinks May Cause Dental Problems in Athletes
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Can You Reverse Heart Disease?

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:05:41 EST
WebMD talks to cardiologists about whether it's possible to reverse coronary artery disease.
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Ohio Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:45:32 EST
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle
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Triglyceride-Friendly Meals

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:36:33 EST
These simple meals taste great and will help lower your triglycerides.
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Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:16:14 EST
U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced
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Modest Premium Hikes, Higher Consumer Costs Likely For Job-Based Plans

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:45:24 EST
Modest Premium Hikes, Higher Consumer Costs Likely For Job-Based Plans
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Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:16:30 EST
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes
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Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:16:00 EST
Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary
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Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:15:49 EST
Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say
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