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Seafood Chain Still Uses 'Lots' of Trans Fats: Health Group

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:53am

Joe’s Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil,” but a health advocacy group said Wednesday the seafood chain still uses the artery-clogging fats in alarming amounts.

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Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:19am

Many supplements don't do anything beneficial, but Americans still love their St. John's wort.

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Marijuana Re-Shapes Brains of Users, Study Claims

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:07pm
This is your brain on drugs –- only now, with real pictures.Two neural regions key to emotions and motivation become misshapen or abnormally large after repeated pot smoking, scientists reported Tuesday.

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11 Things Never to Say to Parents of Autistic Kids

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:36pm

Words often unintentionally hurt or upset family members who are affected by autism.

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DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Could be Risky, Advocates Say

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:36pm
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Marathon legend Uta Pippig shares her advice for Boston: Run with joy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:29pm
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 will be sharing her daily training tips with

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Mumps Outbreak in Ohio Tops 200 Cases

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:07am
A mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases, public health officials said Monday.A total of 212 cases of the contagious viral illness have been reported, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University. That includes 96 students and 13 staff members.

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Rough Road: Boston Amputee Says Healing Isn't Over

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:05am
A year after she lost most of her right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, Roseann Sdoia refuses to sugar-coat the recovery.

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How Could She? Mother Accused in Deaths of Infants

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:50am
For years, a Utah garage concealed a grisly secret: the bodies of seven babies, strangled or suffocated and placed in boxes.

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Ebola Outbreak: At Least 100 Die in West Africa

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:26pm
More than 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With no cure or vaccine, it is one of the most deadly of viruses, killing between 60 to 90 percent of those infected.

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Ukraine Crisis Affecting Kids in Need of Heart Surgery

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:07pm

The impact of the rapidly deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine is impacting the health of young children in dire need of heart surgery. Adi Roche, the CEO of the Irish aid agency Chernoblyl Children spells out the grave consequences of having to cancel their planned heart operations for the 3rd time this month.

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Low Blood Sugar Tied to 'Hangry' Fights With Spouse

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:32pm

To test their theory, scientists turned to an experiment asking married couples to secretly stick pins into a voodoo doll representing their spouse.

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Why This Year's Allergy Season Is Going to Be Rough

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:58pm

The year’s brutal winter may be gone, but its effects aren’t. Find out how this year’s chill will bring more runny eyes and noses this spring.

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Ouch! Why Do Athletes Need Tommy John Surgery?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:27pm

30 Seconds to Know: Get the info behind Tommy John surgery.

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Desperate Parents Pay Thousands for 'Frozen' Dresses

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:56pm

"Frozen" has mesmerized young audiences, prompting some savvy sellers to ask north of $1,000 for glittery blue Elsa dresses.

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Report Projects Health Care Costs to Dip Slightly

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:56pm
A new government report says the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought.

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Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Keep your 'cool focus' to calm nerves

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:25pm
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

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'Twice as Strong': Brothers Rebound After Boston Bombing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:07am
No one in the Norden family of Stoneham, Mass., wants to focus on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.Not Liz Norden, who got the call every parent dreads last April 15: “Ma, I’m hurt real bad.”And not her sons J.P.

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Meet Savannah Guthrie's Sweet Baby... Blog!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:15am

"For a long time, I was afraid to even let myself think about how much I hoped to one day have a baby" the TODAY anchor writes.

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Fussy Children Watch More TV: Study

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:19am

'Shut the TV off and play together' if you want to have calm kids, researcher suggests.

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