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Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Avoid trying anything new

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Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY's Natalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig is sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.






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Deadly Diseases Rising for Cats and Dogs

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'Why Me?' Vets Face Much Higher Risk of Lou Gehrig's Disease

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A Vietnam veteran swoops his hand through a row of baby vegetables, caressing the peppers on down to the kale. The plants are aligned in tidy, military order atop his backyard fence. He could spend hours describing his first garden. But he cannot utter a word.He can’t even eat his eventual harvest.






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Whoopi Goldberg Pens Marijuana Column Ahead of 4/20

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:20pm

The actress wrote that she uses her vape pen, affectionately nicknamed “Sippy,” to help treat glaucoma-related pain








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Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Don't attack the course, befriend it

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:27pm
Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY's Natalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig is sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.






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'Elimination diet' can make you feel better, doctor says

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:27pm
"Elimination diets" are aimed not at helping people lose weight but at helping them feel better. Here's how it works: Cut out certain foods or food groups for a few weeks, then add them back in one by one to test the body's response.
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Don't get sidelined! 8 ways to recover from workouts faster

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:22pm
Ever try running that extra mile, upping the ante in your weight-training routine or trying out a new aerobics class only to pay for it in sore muscles the next day…or two?






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Whoopi Goldberg Touts 'Vape Pen' in Debut Pot Column

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:49am

In a new column about marijuana, Whoopi Goldberg says she turned to pot to help excruciating headaches caused by glaucoma.








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Side of Irony? Meal Sickens People at Food Safety Summit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:14am
Maryland health officials are investigating possible cases of food poisoning at what may be the worst-ever venue — a gathering of government and industry leaders attending a national Food Safety Summit.






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Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:27pm
If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst.






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Achoo! 7 Ways to Fight Spring Allergies

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:56pm
Your nose is swollen and congested, your eyes itch and you feel exhausted: if you’ve had symptoms like these for more than seven days, chances are it’s not a cold virus -- it’s allergies.You can thank the pollen vortex.






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'This Thing Is Working,' Obama Touts ACA

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:40pm

President Obama talks about the Affordable Care Act while speaking at the White House.








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Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Focus on carbs, eat small amounts throughout day

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:09pm
Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY'sNatalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig will be sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.






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Dog's Death Causes Woman to Go to Hospital

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:07pm

A Arizona woman so distraught over the loss of her dog had to be hospitalized for Broken Heart Syndrome. Rebecca Taylor reports.








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Would Your Kitchen Pass a Health Inspection?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:51pm

These six common mistakes in your kitchen at home would be considered major health violations in a restaurant.








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Little Improvement in Food Poisoning, CDC Says

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:34pm
The nation’s food poisoning problem hasn’t gotten better since 2006, a disappointing trend for health experts who had hoped to budge the more than 19,000 cases, 4,200 hospitalizations and 80 deaths reported in the U.S. each year.






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FDA Warns of Cancer Risk in Fibroid Procedure

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:34pm
The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.






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Ebola Virus in West Africa Is New Strain, Scientists Say

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:16pm
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.






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Group Makes Stem Cells Using Clone Technique

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:16pm
Researchers say they have made powerful stem cells from both young and old adults using cloning techniques, and also found clues about why it is so difficult to do this with human beings.
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