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Hooked: A Teacher's Addiction and the New Face of Heroin

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:01am

For years, Michelle lived a double life in picturesque Putnam County, N.Y. A teacher and mother, she was also a heroin addict willing to risk everything.








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'The Wind on My Legs': Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Men Move Again

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:15am
Four men paralyzed after bad spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again, thanks to an electrical stimulator.Astonished researchers say they’d hoped for some result, but nothing like what they got.






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Watch Paralyzed Men Move Again Thanks to Medical Breakthrough

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:40pm

Kent Stephenson and Rob Summers do voluntary training with stimulation at the Human Locomotion Research Center laboratory, a part of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.








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'Dazed' and Dangerous: Train Engineer's Sleep Disorder is Common

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:09pm
The engineer who drove a speeding commuter train off the rails in New York last year may have suffered from the most severe form of a dangerous sleep disorder, but health experts say he has plenty of company.As many as 22 million people in the U.S.






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Childhood Obesity: No Major Shift?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:53pm

New study finds childhood obesity rates holding steady...at best. Erika Edwards reports.








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Two Meningitis Vaccines Get Breakthrough Status From FDA

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:49pm
Two prospective vaccines aimed at protecting against a potentially deadly strain of meningitis not covered by existing shots have received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration. It could speed up federal consideration of the drugs.






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America's Heroin Epidemic: Where to Find Help

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:46pm
NBC News' series "Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic" (April 7-9) shows just how devastating drug abuse can be on individuals and families. If you or anyone you know is battling a substance abuse problem, the resources below can offer help.The U.S.






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Baby Aspirin May Prevent Deadly Pregnancy Problem: Task Force

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:15pm
Women at high risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly complication of pregnancy, should start taking low-dose aspirin in their second trimester to reduce the risk, according to a draft recommendation by a prominent U.S. health task force.






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Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:13pm
Men who use Viagra to get a boost in the bedroom could find that the little blue pill also increases the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, a preliminary study finds.






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Severe Obesity May Be on the Rise in Kids

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:13pm
Despite studies suggesting that kids in some places are becoming thinner, obesity rates are not budging among children across the country, and the very fattest children may be getting worse, researchers reported Monday.






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Another College Student May Have Exposed Thousands to Measles

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Health officials are warning about a second unvaccinated California college student who may have exposed thousands to measles on public transportation even as cases of the highly contagious disease have reached 115 nationwide.






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'Paralyzed Bride' Hopes To Become Mom

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:36pm

Paralyzed by a freak accident at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman hopes to start a new chapter by becoming a mother via surrogacy.








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'Paralyzed Bride' Hopes To Become Mom

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:36pm

Paralyzed by a freak accident at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman hopes to start a new chapter by becoming a mother via surrogacy.








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Kirstie Alley Joins Jenny Craig... Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:05pm

Kirstie Alley says she “went off the rails” after her much-publicized weight loss with Jenny Craig, so she's joined the diet program again.








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Obamacare Lowers Uninsured Rate, Gallup Finds

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:50am
The rate of people without health insurance has plummeted from an all-time high of 18 percent in the fourth quarter of last year to 15.6 percent at the start of this year, a Gallup poll shows.






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Kirstie Alley joins Jenny Craig to lose weight — again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:50am
While watching her sitcom, “Kirstie,” Kirstie Alley had a revelation. She needed to shed some weight. “I was like, you look OK on the street, but you don't look [OK] on TV, not so much,” Alley told Matt Lauer on TODAY.






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#InLabor: Twitter Employee Live-Tweets Birth

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:36am

A new mom shared her labor and the moments leading up to her delivery with the world.








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Fittest City? Boulder, Colo., Once Again Tops The List

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:06am

Once again, Boulder, Colo., claims the distinction of having the lowest obesity rate in the nation.








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Fittest city? Boulder, Colo., once again tops the list

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:51am
Once again, Boulder, Colo., claims the distinction of having the lowest obesity rate in the nation.Since 2008, Gallup and Healthways have measured the nation’s obesity rates, and every year except 2009, Boulder has been the fittest community, with only 12.4 percent of its residents being obese.






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Gwyneth's Goal: Is Conscious Co-Parenting Possible?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 6:11am

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are splitting and aspire to be perfect co-parents. But can divorced parents really raise well-adjusted children … together?








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