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How to train for a 5K run in just six weeks
Signing up for a 5K seemed like a good idea. But can you really run a 5K (3.1 miles)? Should you just drop out? Dont throw in the towel yet. This expert advice will have you celebrating at the finish line in just six weeks.
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Does taking cholesterol medication lead to 'pigging out'?
Millions of people are taking statin medications to help lower their cholesterol. Now a new study suggests a surprising risk of long term statin use: weight gain.These are not extra pounds attributed to a side-effect of the medication the benefits of taking statins are widely established.
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FDA OKs First DNA Alternative to Pap Smear
Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.
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Bearded Dragon Lizards Infect 132 With Salmonella
Health officials are warning fans of lizards known as bearded dragons to keep them away from young children and use careful hygiene following a two-year, multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning tied to the unusual pets.At least 132 people in 31 states have been sickened since Feb.
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FDA Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The e-cigarette business is booming -- its now a $2 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Up until now, it was virtually unregulated. But all that is about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is beginning the process of laying down new rules for e-cigarette makers.
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Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk
Go ahead and indulge in that extra cup of coffee. New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers examined 20 years worth of data on diet, lifestyle, medical conditions and chronic diseases from three large U.S.
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Measles Outbreak: Why Vaccination Is So Important
The number of people diagnosed with measles is on the rise in the U.S., with 129 cases this year alone.
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Feds to Take Over Oregon's Broken Health Exchange
The federal government is ready to take over Oregons broken health insurance exchange, which had failed far more spectacularly than HealthCare.gov ever did.A panel of experts advised state officials to turn the system over to the federal government, as 36 other states did this year.
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Government Takes Steps to Regulate E-Cigarettes
FDA announces first steps toward regulating booming e-cigarette industry. Erika Edwards reports.
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Colleague: Dr. Umanos Was A 'Very, Very Dear Friend'
A shaken colleague says that not only was Dr. Jerry Umanos a "very, very dear friend and devoted colleague" who was also the pediatrician for children many of the hospital's staff.
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Swiss Certified as World's First Allergy-Friendly Airline
Air travel can be a challenging and, at times, life-threatening situation for the millions of people with allergies or sensitivities to pet dander, strong scents and certain foods.
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Measles Cases Surge in U.S., Fueled By Unvaccinated Travelers
Measles cases in the U.S. are surging at the fastest pace in nearly two decades, fueled mostly by unvaccinated travelers sparking outbreaks from California to New York and, now, in Ohio, where 13 members of an Amish community may have fallen ill.
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5 Facts About E-Cigarettes and the FDA: No, It's Not a Ban
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products. Its just a first step and not a final rule yet.
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Take Your Kids to Work Day in 15 Photos
Why are all these short people in your office? Take Our Children To Work Day! See cute photos of kids on the job, and read advice for making it work.
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FDA Proposes First E-Cigarette Rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and nicotine gels.
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