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Hearing this brought a family to tears

Health - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 8:04am
After losing their son and brother in a tragic house fire, the Heisler family got to hear his heart beat again.
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Patients who wake up during surgery

Health - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 7:50am
Roughly one in 19,000 patients "accidentally" wakes up during surgery. And the long-term effects can be quite damaging.
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Trans fat may hurt your memory

Health - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:35am
If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins.
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Be fit: Exercise is the best medicine

Health - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:12am
Want to "Be a Champion" like Dhani Jones? The benefits of exercise extend further than you think.
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Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

Health - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:49am
A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank you's at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.
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DNA pioneer James Watson to sell Nobel Prize

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:23pm
DNA pioneer James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize he won for his co-discovery of the double helix structure -- the building block of life.
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Why female executives get depressed more than men

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:28pm
Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.
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Lung cancer battle: Time for action

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:22am
Lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer, but there is no sea of ribbons, no colored NFL cleats, no national monuments aglow in pink for lung cancer awareness.
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A form of sugar helps twin girls

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:13am
Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
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American teens aren't nearly as lonely as their parents were

Health - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:03am
American teenagers aren't feeling quite as lonely as their parents were when they were teens.
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Be positive: You'll live longer

Health - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:38am
Life coach Dhani Jones says staying positive can improve more than your mental health.
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#ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches

Health - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:30pm
Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.
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World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:51am
Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
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Study: Bad marriage can break your heart

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:16am
A study has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.
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What is secret to boy's super memory?

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:40am
Jack can reel off lists of World Cup winners, darts champions and football players without a second's hesitation -- but can he beat Wikipedia?
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Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:59am
What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Happiness is key new study shows.
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Why happiness is healthy

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:11pm
Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs of life is important for both body and mind.
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The day I realized smoking wasn't cool

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:39pm
I'm a quitter and proud of it. The 37th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout marks my 28th anniversary without a "cancer stick."
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Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:37am
People believe that stress comes from external sources. That's why they're so stressed, author A. Parthasarathy writes.
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Cosmetic infidelity: a new way to cheat

Health - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:20am
"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home," she told me.
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