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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 07:23 AM EST

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:15 PM EST

Dr. Jackie: Who's at Risk for Asthma

Dr. Jackie: Who's at Risk for Asthma

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, tells us who's at higher risk of asthma and how budget cuts in Maryland affect those who suffer from it.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:26 PM EST

Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products. A report released Wednesday by the California Department...

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 01:28 PM EST

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 02:55 PM EST

Can Chronic Inflammation Cause Depression?

Can Chronic Inflammation Cause Depression?

A new theory indicates that chronic inflammation may cause a role in depression, Dr. Joshua Weiner says. He offers tips on what patients need to know.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 01:59 PM EST

5 Ways We Could Be Damaging Our Skin

5 Ways We Could Be Damaging Our Skin

Dr. Cheryl Burgess breaks down five everyday behaviors that can damage your skin, including drinking coffee and taking long hot showers.

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