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Putting the 'active' in activism: How to get kids to step up and get involved

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:10:34 GMT

Katie Danziger, a mom of three in New York City, remembers when her daughter, a college senior, called last year as there were demonstrations around racial issues on campuses across the country.(image)

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Women's March on Washington: Moms and daughters marching together

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:50 GMT

Allison Busch-Vogel, a lawyer and mom of three in South Orange, New Jersey, was so devastated by Donald Trump's victory and Hillary Clinton's defeat in the presidential race, she couldn't get herself to work for three days after the election.(image)

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Beyond birth control, how Trumpcare might affect women

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:02:26 GMT

As the prospect began to sink in of losing access to free contraceptives if the health law is repealed or replaced, women have reportedly been racing to get IUDs or stockpile birth control pills before President Barack Obama leaves office.(image)

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More women got mammograms when Obamacare paid for them

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:28:16 GMT

Obamacare eliminated the costs and out-of-pocket expenses for Americans wanting preventive health care services -- including mammography and colonoscopy, both tests able to detect cancer.(image)

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States protect no-cost contraception, including vasectomy

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:09:49 GMT

Even before President Elect Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of "replace and repeal" inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill.(image)

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Brain cancer survivor to attempt 7 marathons in 7 days -- on 7 continents

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:25:42 GMT

For the past three years, BethAnn Telford has trained for a grueling athletic achievement, the World Marathon Challenge. It's seven marathons on seven continents over seven days. An ambitious goal, but not her biggest challenge.(image)

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Teen with terminal cancer has one final request: Be kind

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:15:06 GMT

Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Schofield has three months to a year to live, doctors say. The bold Canadian teen in Riverview, New Brunswick, has cancer, and a final request.(image)

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Skin cancer cream could kill your pet, FDA warns

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:21:11 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Wednesday that dogs, cats and other animals may die if exposed to skin cancer creams. It may be sold under the names Carac, Efudex and Fluoroplex, all of which contain the active ingredient fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, and it may be a danger to pets.(image)

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The health effects of fish oil: Where do we stand?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:59:44 GMT

Study after study will say adding fish to your diet is a healthy move.(image)

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What to say and do when bad things happen

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:14:05 GMT

When Emily McDowell was battling Hodgkin's lymphoma 15 years ago, she got sick during chemotherapy, lost her hair and was called "sir" by Starbucks baristas.(image)

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Secret struggles of the friend who's always there for you

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:55:24 GMT

A toxic handler is someone who often helps others manage their stress and emotions, but it can become unhealthy if you internalize the woes of others and don't get any support in return, experts say.(image)

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'The most dangerous job in the world'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:51:03 GMT

It's a familiar sound: the whistle through the air over eastern Aleppo as another bomb falls from the sky.(image)

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Is Chicago under-treating gunshot victims?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:06:04 GMT

Nearly one-third of Chicago-area gunshot victims were treated outside of a trauma center and some of them might have been under-treated, a new study finds. Other experts question the findings.(image)

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What your emojis say about you

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:02:11 GMT

Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally.(image)

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Not worrying about anything is everything

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:54:45 GMT

The plot of my only recurring nightmare goes like this: I'm back in college and have not attended one of my classes all semester (usually math or science), and now a final exam is imminent.(image)

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Surprised by a medical bill? Here's what to do

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:17:01 GMT

In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.(image)

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Already troubled, rural hospitals brace for effects of Obamacare repeal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:11:10 GMT

The Affordable Care Act threw a number of life-savers to vital but financially troubled rural hospitals. And its full repeal could signal their death knell.(image)

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Beijing's smog: A tale of two cities

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:02:47 GMT

The first thing Jiang Wang does when she wakes up in the morning is check on her daughter to make sure she's breathing clean air.(image)

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Why your weight loss plateaus, and how to fight it

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:45:35 GMT

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be.(image)

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GMO apples that never brown could hit stores soon

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:07:13 GMT

For a select few apple lovers in the US, a Golden Delicious slice will no longer turn brown as the first genetically modified apples are expected to go on sale early next month.(image)

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HHS nominee, on abortion, guns and other health issues

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:49:23 GMT

Congressman Tom Price is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, Price would oversee 11 divisions, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health.(image)

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Controversial IVF technique produces a baby girl -- and for some, that's a problem

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:08:03 GMT

It was a first for the entire world: Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Kiev, Ukraine, helped a previously infertile couple conceive and deliver a baby girl. Some critics say, for genetic reasons, the use of this IVF method should have been restricted to producing a baby boy.(image)

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Oregon suspends strength coach after football players hospitalized

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:29:57 GMT

Following the hospitalization of three football players, Oregon has suspended the football strength and conditioning coach, and the new head coach has issued an apology.(image)

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Sophie the Giraffe: Is mold reason to worry?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:49:21 GMT

Mold is everywhere; it grows wherever there is moisture. Hidden inside a toddler's favorite toy, though, it can deliver quite a shock to an unsuspecting parent.(image)

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New blood pressure guidelines not one-size-fits-all

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:38:25 GMT

Finding the right blood pressure may not be so straightforward, with new guidelines tackling a controversial question for many older adults on blood pressure medications: How low should you go?(image)

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Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school, study says

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:24:49 GMT

Children born dependent on heroin and other opiates may be more likely to perform poorly academically as they get older compared to children who aren't born addicted, according to a new study by Australian researchers.(image)

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