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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 07:42 AM EDT

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 04:54 PM EDT

Tips for Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Tips for Protecting Your Skin This Summer

In light of a new warning about melanoma, Dr. Cheryl Burgess has the do's and don'ts of being outside this summer.

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Preventing the Fastest-Growing Cancer in the U.S.

Preventing the Fastest-Growing Cancer in the U.S.

Medical experts are asking people to protect themselves from skin cancer this summer. The disease is the fastest-growing form of cancer in the United States.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 08:38 AM EDT

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 02:36 PM EDT

Keys to Brightening Your Smile

Keys to Brightening Your Smile

Need a reason to smile? If your teeth are stained or out of alignment, Dr. Claudia Cotca has a few tips to get your smile looking brighter this summer.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 07:44 AM EDT

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to greet each other, The Associated Press reported. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads...

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