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Obama and Wal-Mart Team Up on Health

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest grocer, says it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same, joining first lady Michelle Obama's effort to combat childhood obesity.

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Don't Just Sit There

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Ever wonder about the health effects of sitting for hours at a time in front of the computer at work? Studies show an increase in cholesterol, a lowering of good cholesterol, and an increase in heart disease. But there things you can do other that quit your job.

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Kroger Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Recalled

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Certain packs of semi-sweet chocolate chips by Barry Callebaut USA LLC, sold under the Kroger Value brand, have been recalled in Nevada and other states because it may contain undeclared milk protein.

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Baby Boot Camp Designed to Help Moms

Posted: 01/11/2011 - They stretch, they lunge and they run, but they do it all with a stroller! It’s all part of the stroller- fitness-program, Baby Boot Camp, that’s geared toward new mothers.

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Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

Posted: 01/09/2011 - Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.

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New Rules May Increase Patients on Home Dialysis

Posted: 01/08/2011 - Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine.

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US Says Too Much Fluoride in Water

Updated: 01/07/2011 - Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

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Will Autism Fraud Report Be Vaccine Booster?

Posted: 01/07/2011 - This week more shame was heaped upon the discredited British researcher whose work gave rise to the childhood-vaccines-cause-autism movement, as a prominent medical journal published a report that the man had faked his data. But will it make a difference?

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Do You Have the Post-Holiday Blues?

Posted: 01/03/2011 - The holidays are over, and people headed back to work on Monday. But that doesn't mean they're happy about it.

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Healing From a Hangover

Updated: 01/01/2011 - When the clock struck midnight, many of you celebrated with a little bubbly. And if you partied a little too heartily, you may end up hung over.

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Autism Linked To Air Pollution

Posted: 12/17/2010 - Researchers have found that children who live near freeways at birth have twice the risk of autism, suggesting that environmental factors may play a role in the disorder's growing incidence.

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Nevada Near Bottom in Health Report

Updated: 12/14/2010 - A national report says Nevada ranks near the bottom in a review of how well states are prepared for a widespread health emergency.

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Nevada Doctors Turn Away Medicare Patients

Posted: 12/05/2010 - A looming decrease in Medicare reimbursements could cause a shortage of Nevada doctors willing to serve federally insured senior citizens.

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Invisalign Maker Gets FDA Warning On Side Effects

Posted: 12/02/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to a San Jose-based company that makes a popular teeth straightener about its failure to report information about patient side effects.

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Feds OK Second Study of Embryonic Stem Cells

Posted: 11/22/2010 - For only the second time, the U.S. government has approved a test in people of a treatment using embryonic stem cells — this time for a rare disease that causes serious vision loss.

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Cadmium, Lead Found in Drinking Glasses

Posted: 11/21/2010 - Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" exceed federal limits for lead in children's products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press.

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FDA Pulls Darvon Painkiller Due to Safety Risks

Posted: 11/19/2010 - The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market at the request of public health officials who say the more than 50-year-old pill causes potentially deadly heart rhythms.

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Zapping Nerves Helps Control High Blood Pressure

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Some people who couldn't get their blood pressure under control despite taking a fistful of pills every day found relief from an experimental treatment that shows promise as a permanent fix for the condition.

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Next Big Thing? Cholesterol Drop With New Drug

Posted: 11/17/2010 - An experimental Merck drug safely boosted good cholesterol to record highs while dropping bad cholesterol to unprecedented lows in a study that stunned researchers and renewed hopes for an entirely new way of lowering heart risks.

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Four Loko Alcoholic Energy Drink to Lose Caffeine

Posted: 11/16/2010 - The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko has said it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.

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