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What it’s like to survive a lightning strike

Rain and hail were pelting down and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city’s history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Handling chronic pain without relying on opioids

Each year, more than 300 people take part in a program at the Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Their complaints range widely, from specific problems such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Cycling to work means better health and a longer life

A British medical journal published a study this spring that seemed to confirm what dedicated bicyclists had long suspected: Commuting on two wheels is really, really good for your health. Compared...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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‘She gave me the ultimate gift’: Selena Gomez tells story of her kidney transplant

Selena Gomez dropped a bombshell on Instagram: The 25-year-old pop star had a kidney transplant earlier this summer, and the donor was a friend, actress Francia Raisa. The first photo in the post...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK – A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lives, study shows

CHICAGO – Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Science says: Severe morning sickness is brutal, not dangerous

LONDON – Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. And for the third time – as with her previous two pregnancies – the former Kate Middleton is...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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How to make that morning workout routine a reality

You’d probably love to be one of those people who consistently exercise after work. But life gets in the way – kids, work, social commitments – and your daily fitness routine goes out the window. A...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain

CHICAGO – Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts – pushing her limits, walking faster and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK – If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food