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What It Really Takes to Make a Healthy Habit Stick

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:54:00 GMT

My game plan for eating well and getting fit for the long haul.Getting healthy isn't about perfection. It's about consistent application of better choices over time.Green is implementing new diet and exercise habits into his routine one step at a time.


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This Family Was Already Struggling. Then Came Harvey.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:41:19 GMT

Hurricane Harvey hit some people especially hard. One family in southeast Texas is still clearing the mud from a home they just remodeled for their injured son.Adrian Tobar, 10, touches the face of Red Cross volunteer EMT Rachael Thielen as she examines him outside his ruined home. Adrian and his brother Julian, 13, right, were badly injured in a road accident in May and were left homeless by Hurricane Harvey. Juan Tobar points to the ruined remains of his home in Holiday Lakes, Texas. Tobar was flooded out in 2016 and had begun building a new home on stilts when a car accident badly injured his entire family of 6. He had just finished renovations to the original structure when Hurricane Harvey hit in August, leaving his family homeless. Brenda Tobar looks at what remains of the specially designed room her husband had just finished building for their son Adrian, 10, whose spinal cord was severed in a car accident in May. They had just finished renovations when Hurricane Harvey hit, demolishing the house.Adrian Tobar, 10, touches the face of Red Cross volunteer EMT Rachael Thielen as she examines him outside his ruined home on Sept. 19 in Holiday Lakes, Texas. Adrian and his brother Julian, 13, right, were badly injured in a road accident in May and were left homeless by Hurricane Harvey.


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Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia. What Is It?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMT

It's a crippling disease that's often misunderstood.Lady Gaga revealed that she is suffering from fibromyalgia, a debilitating disease that causes severe pain.


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What Happens to Your Brain When You're On a Diet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:25:00 GMT

This is why it's so hard to lose weight.When you drop a few pounds, your brain will intervene to push it back to what it thinks is the correct weight for you. And you might not like that number.


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Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but U.S. Won't Let Donor In

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:46:00 GMT

Helen Huynh's youngest sister, who lives in Vietnam, is a perfect stem cell donor match. But she has been unable to acquire a visa to enter the U.S.Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February. She is shown hospitalized in this photo taken last week.Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February. She is shown hospitalized in this photo taken last week.Helen Hyunh with two of her grandchildren two weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer.An excerpt of a letter sent from the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City to Rep. Alan Lowenthal.Helen Huynh with her family.


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Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator 'Lied Right to My Face' Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:27:00 GMT

"There's a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you, it's called the lie detector test. You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it anytime," the TV host said.ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"


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Health Coverage Rate Ticks Up for Some Asian-American Groups

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:37:00 GMT

6.8 percent of people who said they were of Asian descent alone did not have health insurance in 2016 compared to 7.8 percent in 2015, according to the Census.A doctor filling syringeA man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration.


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Parents Demand Answers After Autistic Boy Held on Ground by Officer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:22:00 GMT

Police in Buckeye, Arizona, this week released body camera video showing an officer detaining an autistic teen who the officer believed was using drugs.In this frame grab from a Buckeye Police Department body cam, an autistic child is shown being taken down to the ground by a police officer on July 19, 2017.


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Death of Scout Schultz Highlights LGBTQ Mental Health Needs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:56:00 GMT

The Georgia Tech student's death highlights the need for better mental health resources for LGBTQ college students, some advocates and health professionals say.Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz.Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz.


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Harvard Medical School Takes Leading Role in LGBTQ Health Care

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Harvard Medical School has taken a multi-pronged approach to ensure its physicians-in-training are prepared for the unique needs of LGBTQ patients.Harvard Medical School Boston.Dr. Alex Keuroglhian, MD, MSc, MPH, at the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership Trefler Lecture and Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2017, in Somerville, Mass. .Harvard Medical School student Claire LearmonthNeal Baer arrives to the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011 in Hollywood, Calif.


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Man Loses 80 Pounds To Donate Liver to Mom

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:20:39 GMT

After years of trying to slim down, Brian Bolduc suddenly had a powerful motivation to lose weight: his mother's life depended on it.Brian Bolduc with his mother, Rose.


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Obamacare Is Suddenly in Grave Danger. Here's Why.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:18:00 GMT

A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill. Here's what you need to know.Sen. John McCain looks on during a news conference to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the Capitol on July 27.LEFT: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) leaves the Senate Chamber following a couple of votes in the U.S. Capitol July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. RIGHT: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) walks to the Senate floor ahead of a vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 27, 2017.


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6 Important Life Lessons From 'This Is Us'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:38:00 GMT

Hard-earned life lessons we can steal from the "Big Three."Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Chrissy Metz as Kate, and Justin Hartley as Kevin dub themselves "the big three" on season 1 of "This is Us."Although Kate meets her boyfriend at a weight loss support group, experts says it's essential to understand that the experience is different for each person — even when both partners are obese.When Randall's (played by Sterling K. Brown) birth father comes into the picture, he and his wife are tasked with explaining the situation to their two young children.


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Get Mad: When Being Angry Can Be Good for You

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Go ahead and let it rip. Science says there are some perks to getting angry.Don't bottle up your feelings. Use your anger as fuel for a better outcome.


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Why Working Out With a Crowd Is Better

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:05:00 GMT

When it comes to fitness, there's some truth to the old adage 'strength in numbers.'People who exercised with someone they thought was better than them increased their workout time and intensity by 200 percent.Research shows that people who worked out with others enjoy the exercise more than those who sweat it out alone.


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What Is the World's Biggest Killer?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:24:34 GMT

The biggest killer globally is heart disease, but overall, life expectancy is longer and fewer people are dying prematurely, especially kids younger than 5.A patient receives care at El Nuevo San Juan Health Center, one of 10 clinics operated in New York City by Urban Health Plan.


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Loved Ones Outraged After Eight Die at Florida Nursing Home

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:57:00 GMT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott promised to "aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place" at a Hollywood facility.Police tape hung in front of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday.Carolyn Eatherly, left, and Linda Horton, in a photo provided to NBC News by Horton.Vendetta Craig of Miramar, Florida, who's mother was a patient at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, says Thursday that she is angry that senior citizens died in the heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Police tape hangs in front of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, on Sept. 13.


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Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant a Risk of Lupus

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Singer Selena Gomez shocked fans with Instagram posts revealing she'd had transplant surgery over the summer.Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with lupus..Selena Gomez posted this photo showing her transplant scar on her Instagram account.


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How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:34:37 GMT

The elimination diet that got my digestion — and life — back on track.A low-FODMAP diet approved pumpkin and sesame seed crusted salmon.Kate Scarlata's gluten free and low-FODMAP blueberry muffins.


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Does One Study Show Flu Shots Cause Miscarriage?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:12:10 GMT

Flu vaccine experts are trying to understand why a study showed some pregnant women who got an H1N1 influenza vaccine had early miscarriages.A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 10, 2013.


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How to Treat a Cut at Home (and When to Head to the Hospital)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:39 GMT

Many minor cuts can be treated at home and don't need medical attention. Here's what you need to know.



The Secret to Becoming Your Own Health Hero

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:56:00 GMT

Becoming your own health hero takes just five minutes a day — no cape or x-ray vision required.A woman walks dogs in an autumn woodlandASK DR. NANDI: 5 Steps to Becoming your Own #HealthHero for Longevity, Well-being, and a Joyful Life.Dr. Nandi challenged Judy, very shy by nature, to speak to one person each week. That tiny change led to Judy making several friends who now plan an annual trip together.


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How to NOT Die From Sitting All Day

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:23:00 GMT

People who experience long bouts of uninterrupted sitting and who stay sedentary for much of their waking time have the highest health risks.A woman works at home.


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HRT Does Not Affect Women's Death Rates

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:08:42 GMT

Women who took hormone replacement therapy back in the 1990s are not more likely to die decades later than women who were given sugar pills.


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When It's Better to Shelter in Place

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:49:00 GMT

Fleeing a hurricane may be worse than sheltering in place for some people, including the frail and elderly, research shows.People walk along the beach in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sept. 9, 2017.Residents of the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, sit in waist-deep floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27. The residents were saved later that same day after the image drew attention on social media.


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