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  • Healthy Eating
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Fitness from the Inside Out
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • The Fit Family
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Healthy Alternatives
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

First patients shown to improve with embryonic stem cells

Human embryonic stem cells prove beneficial and low risk in two trial patients with macular degeneration. This is the first report of medical use of stem cells taken from humans.

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Video consults with dermatologists aid treatment

Get online to talk to your doc? The results are promising, according to a new study. 

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Florida's Rexall recalls vitamins over shellfish fears

Drugstore chain Rexall has recalled soft gel calcium supplements due to a label mixup. The product inside the recalled bottles contains shellfish, a common food allergy.

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Study in monkeys raises hope for HIV vaccines

An experimental vaccine helped protect monkeys from an especially deadly form of the AIDS virus, raising new hope for an effective vaccine in people, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

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FDA Warns of Changes in Infant Acetaminophen Dosage

Consumers need to be aware of new lower-concentrate pain and fever reducers manufactured for children: read those labels carefully.

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French Breast Implant Fears Spread Around World

Fears over the safety of silicone breast implants made by a now defunct French firm spread to Australia, South America and across Europe on Thursday as French officials prepared to decide if thousands of women should have their implants surgically removed.

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ALERT: 12 Million Motrin Caplets Recalled

Johnson & Johnson has issued yet another recall, this time for 12 million bottles of Motrin IB coated caplets.

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Beware Tempting Gastric Band Weight Loss Claims

Weight loss surgery is a serious medical procedure that can yield remarkable results, but misleading advertising is said to tempt patients into having the procedure performed, without being fully aware of the risks.

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U.S. Board Proposes Sweeping Ban on Cell/Auto Use

Vehicle hands-free Bluetooth technology could become unnecessary if safety investigators have their way and all cell phone use is banned while behind the wheel of a car.

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FDA Takes Aim at Unproven HCG Weight-Loss Brands

U.S. regulators have taken first steps to remove from the market over-the-counter products containing HCG hormone, saying the  formulations fraudulently claim to produce weight loss and may pose serious health risks.

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Child 'Sexters' Risk Arrest, But Problem Uncommon

Parents Beware: child and teen 'sexting' isn't as common as believed but can bring legal trouble.

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Friday 5: Top 5 Stories of the Week

This week we find coffee is good and apple juice is bad; laptops can affect sperm production in multiple ways; and just how many times a day we really think about sex.

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Daily Diet: Consumer Reports on Arsenic-Contaminated Apple Juice

Consumer Reports has released a report finding high levels of arsenic in apple and grape juice, both common and plentiful drinks that we give our children.

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U.S. Hospitalizations Tied to Energy Drinks Rise

Energy drink consumption has surged in recent years, and combining them with alcohol makes for a dangerous cocktail that is causing an increased number of emergency room visits.

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U.S. Consumer Group Flags 10 Most Dangerous Toys

As holiday shopping gears up, a consumer watchdog group cautions against potentially harmful toys, including Capt. Jack Sparrow action figure, mini-trampoline, and popular Power Rangers toy.

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