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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2012, over 226,000 Americans are expected to be diagonsed with a new case of breast cancer and of that over 2,100 will be men. Also, in 2012 over 39,000 Americans deaths are expected from breast cancer (statistics from Susan G.Komen for the cure). Breast cancer is a very personal in my life.

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Cross-Country Runner Stops Mid-Race to Save Collapsed Rival’s Life

Sometimes the real winner in a race is the one who realizes victory isn't everything, which is just what happened earlier this week at a high school cross-country meet in Tennessee

Seventeen-year-old Seth Goldstein, a senior at  Cooper Yeshiva High School, was rounding his second turn in the race when one of his opponents collapsed in front of him from a heat-induced seizure. That's when Goldstein snapped into action.

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photo by Andy Capwell
photo by Andy Capwell

Getting Started In The Gym

 

Exercising, to some it's a dirty word, for others it's a passion and for the rest of us, it's a necessity. It's a very personal thing to take on an exercise routine. Whether it's for losing weight or getting stronger, knowing what to do before you set foot into a gym is very important.

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John Moore/Getty Images

Rabies In Maine

A pet dog has tested positive for rabies for the first time in 9 years in Maine. State epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears said the dog was reported to animal control in Kennebec County after becoming aggressive and biting it's owner. The owner was treated for rabies exposure.

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St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Gives Removed Rib to Daughter

It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.

After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:

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Do Bad Teeth Equal Bad Grades?

There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain.

However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.

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The 10 Most Deadly Foods on the Planet

Sometimes the food you eat is trying to kill you. Not in the traditional sense, with saturated fat, refined sugars and cholesterol. There are a few foods out there that can literally end your life if improperly prepared, or at the very least make you terribly sick. While you probably won’t encounter most of the items on this list during the normal course of your life, a few of them are surprisingly common.

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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.

German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers. They found that 17 percent of

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Men — But Not Women — From Divorced Families More at Risk for Stroke

There are all sorts of repercussions that can stem from being the product of a broken home, and now we can add stroke to the list. A new study suggests that men with divorced parents could be more susceptible to brain attacks than men from intact families.

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