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Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 01:41 PM EDT

Making Yoga Your Hobby This Fall

Making Yoga Your Hobby This Fall

When you think of hobbies, you may think of activities like scrapbooking or photography. But you can easily expand this list to include hobbies that require physical

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 08:30 AM EDT

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was considered a breakthrough and approved after it was tested on more...

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 03:36 PM EDT

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 05:08 PM EDT

Doctors Turn Stem Cells Into Living Cartilage

Doctors Turn Stem Cells Into Living Cartilage

For the first time, doctors are able to turn stem cells from body fat into living cartilage -- which means they're able to grow ears and noses in a lab. Dr. Steven Hopping discusses what this breakthrough could...

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 08:36 AM EDT

Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM EDT

Improving Your Child's Morning Routine

Improving Your Child's Morning Routine

The frantic pace of getting your children ready for school every morning can put a lot of stress on both parents and students. Dr. Joshua Weiner shares some ways you can improve the dreaded morning routine.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 08:30 AM EDT

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned, The Associated Press reported. CVS Caremark said it will now...

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 04:56 PM EDT

How Real Women Use Anti-Aging Treatments

How Real Women Use Anti-Aging Treatments

Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares the tips four women use to keep looking great.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 04:42 PM EDT

School Safety: DC, Va. Schools Not Prepared, Group Says

School Safety: DC, Va. Schools Not Prepared, Group Says

Your child's safety at school could be at risk in an emergency. The nonprofit group Save the Children says 21 states don't meet basic disaster requirements, including Virginia and D.C.

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 06:54 PM EDT

Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a heart attack on a flight and wasn't immediately hooked up to a defibrillator because his chest...

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