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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 04:41 PM EDT

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's bodies handle sugar and could promote diabetes.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 05:24 AM EDT

National HIV Awareness Campaign to Launch in D.C.

National HIV Awareness Campaign to Launch in D.C.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new HIV awareness campaign at a public hospital in southeast Washington.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 07:03 PM EDT

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

A study by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while the body mass index of Americans is stable, adult waistlines are on the up.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 04:54 PM EDT

How Your Diet Can Damage Your Skin

How Your Diet Can Damage Your Skin

Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares how sugar, salty foods and alcohol can age and harm the skin.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 05:10 PM EDT

Obama: Ebola an Issue of National Security

Obama: Ebola an Issue of National Security

President Obama plans to send 3,000 military personnel to create Ebola treatment centers in Liberia. In an interview on "Meet the Press," Obama said that Ebola is not only an issue of health care, but also a...

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 05:42 PM EDT

At Least 3 Md. School Districts to Request Vaccine Extension

At Least 3 Md. School Districts to Request Vaccine Extension

At least three counties in Maryland will ask for an extension on new vaccine requirements for 7th graders that could have kept students out of school.

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