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Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:27 AM EDT

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a community on edge.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 01:46 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area, and while you've likely crossed many items from your child's back-to-school list, it may be time to check in with how...

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 01:27 PM EDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Boston Marathon Dream Wedding

If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James... See Full Gallery

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:23 AM EDT

Healthiest Cereals to Kick-Start Your Morning

Healthiest Cereals to Kick-Start Your Morning

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with so many options, it can be hard to find healthy and delicious options that are also quick.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 05:30 AM EDT

1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of an Ebola vaccine, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 01:40 PM EDT

New Wrinkle Treatments Without Botox

New Wrinkle Treatments Without Botox

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains some new treatments for "laugh lines" and wrinkles that don't include botox or traditional fillers.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 06:15 PM EDT

Doctors Say Early School Start Times Could Impact Health

Doctors Say Early School Start Times Could Impact Health

Doctors tell us that children are biologically programmed to sleep between certain hours. But with schools starting so early, they're missing that window and that can be affecting everything from their grades to...

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 01:45 PM EDT

Pediatricians' Rx for Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians' Rx for Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 08:59 AM EDT

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians say delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, The...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 02:28 PM EDT

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible listeria contamination. APPA Fine Foods is recalling more than 92,500 pounds of fully-cooked chicken Caesar...

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