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Am I Bipolar?

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:28:37 EST
Diagnosing bipolar disorder isn't always easy, but it's crucial to getting the right help.
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Risky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:37:17 EST
A cancer diagnosis can make some people behave in unexpected ways. Understand what’s normal—and what may not be safe.
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Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:03:29 EST
Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.
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Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:15:12 EST
All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report
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Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:24:14 EST
Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.
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Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:16:12 EST
Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.
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Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:15:12 EST
About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal
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5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:55:23 EST
Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.
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No Idea What's for Dinner? Start Here

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:05:38 EST
Keep your freezer and pantry stocked with a few basics so you're always ready for a quick dinner you can make in 30 minutes or less.
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Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:15:55 EST
To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.
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Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:23 EST
Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study
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'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:17 EST
1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians
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Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:15:09 EST
Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake
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Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:20:15 EST
But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds
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How do I work out on a trampoline?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:06 EST
Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!
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How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:02 EST
WebMD looks at some of the most common misconceptions about the dietary needs of older people. How much do you know?
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Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:17 EST
But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say
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Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:14 EST
Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home
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Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST
World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa
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Can't Do Yoga? Think Again

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:46 EST
WebMD explains how yoga can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.
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Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:22:30 EST
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.
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Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:15:13 EST
Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field
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Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:20 EST
Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily
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MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:19 EST
5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu
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Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:15 EST
But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes
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Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:15:14 EST
Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say
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Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:44:49 EST
Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.
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10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and More

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:47 EST
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.
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Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:53 EST
Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.
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Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:15:15 EST
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD
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Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:45:16 EST
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services
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Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:15:11 EST
Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights
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Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:16 EST
But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice
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Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
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Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:09 EST
Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report
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Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:22:34 EST
A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.
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Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:19 EST
Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight
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Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:16 EST
Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study
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Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:12 EST
Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain
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Patients Hope Ice Bucket Challenge Keeps Flowing

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:15 EST
John Jerome says he knows the ice bucket challenge is a fad. But for now, the disease that’s killing him, the one that has no known cause or cure, has been brought to the country’s attention like never before.
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Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:20:15 EST
People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest
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'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:20:13 EST
But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says
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New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:45:10 EST
New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion
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Fiber: How Much Do I Need?

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:37:49 EST
From WebMD, ways to get more fiber in your diet.
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Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs: Number Tripled

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:15:10 EST
CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking
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Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:15:18 EST
And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report
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Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:15:17 EST
For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy
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Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:12:42 EST
Try our mushroom enchilada recipe for a satisfying vegetarian meal that even a meat-lover will like.
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Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:58:16 EST
A mother shares her secret for getting her daughter to eat walnuts. Plus a yummy walnut pesto recipe.
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Diabetes and Exercise: Success Story

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:18:52 EST
From WebMD, one woman's turning point and how exercise put her on a new path to wellness with diabetes.
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