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Harold Ramis dies: What is autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis?

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69 due to complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. The writer, actor and director had been diagnosed with the disease just four years prior to his death. Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the blood vessels.

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16 varieties of cheese sold in Tenn. recalled

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.

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FitBit halts Force wristband sales due to rashes

Updated: 02/24/2014 - Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the fitness gear caused skin problems for some customers.

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How safe is Colorado's legalized marijuana?

Posted: 02/21/2014 - It has been seven weeks since Colorado made history becoming the first state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, but the demand is greater than expected and while above-board, the drug itself could contain surprises.

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Why your sick co-worker insists on coming in

Posted: 02/20/2014 - If it seems like there's an epidemic of workers insisting on schlepping into the office despite looking green and popping cough drops, you're right. One-quarter of American workers say they always go to work while sick.

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Dogs pick up on emotions the same way humans do: study

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Man’s best friend may understand you as well as your actual best friend might. Research comparing the brain function of dogs and humans found that dogs have "voice areas" in their brains located in the same region as humans. And in both species, this part of the brain is adept at understanding the subtleties between our voice tones that express our different emotions.

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CDC: Flu hit young, middle-aged adults harder this year

Posted: 02/20/2014 - This year's flu season has hit younger and middle-aged adults harder than in past years, government health officials warned Thursday. In previous flu seasons, young children and seniors aged 65 and older were among those most likely to be hospitalized or die from flu.

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Local medical centers recognized in improving infant health

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Five Covenant Health hospitals that offer obstetrics services are recognized by the Tennessee Hospital Association for reducing the number of babies born between 37 and 39 weeks, increasing chances for better lifelong health.

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Stress does give you more headaches

Posted: 02/19/2014 - A new study showed that people who have more headaches are also more likely to have high levels of stress. The study's authors say headache sufferers may want to learn some stress management techniques like deep breathing.

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"Lethal" drinking game sweeping social media

Posted: 02/18/2014 - What started for some as fun has turned deadly; at least five men aged under 30 have died after drinking deadly cocktails. Now health professionals are warning young people of the risks of consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short time.

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5 fitness apps that actually get results

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Getting fit no longer requires a pencil-and-paper workout plan or a hardback diet book. The latest apps can aid your fitness goals through interactive features, instant stats and tips, and GPS technology, as well as inspiration of the monetary variety.

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How many calories do Olympic athletes burn?

Posted: 02/18/2014 - The only thing I don't like about the Olympics is that it keeps me glued to the television for a good two weeks, because yes, I'm a junkie. And while I'm on the couch vegging out, the athletes I'm watching are burning some serious calories.

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Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys

Posted: 02/17/2014 - A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop major depression later in life, according to new research.

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Bullying linked to health effects

Posted: 02/17/2014 - Bullying can have a lasting effect on a child’s well-being especially if it persists over time, a new study shows.

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One-third of cat bite victims end up in hospital

Posted: 02/13/2014 - Cats might be cuddly, but their love nibbles can be a serious health matter. A study published in the February issue of The Journal of Hand Surgery showed that 30 percent of patients who had a cat bite on hand ended up staying in a hospital for more than three days on average.

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Winter temperatures linked to stroke hospitilizations

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The recent blast of snow and cold weather is posing safety risks for millions of Americans, but could it also be harming their health? New research suggests people may be more likely to suffer strokes when temperatures drop and air moisture rises.

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Do annual mammograms save lives? Study says no

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A controversial new study has found that annual mammograms may not help reduce breast cancer deaths and may increase the number of women unnecessarily getting treated for breast cancer.

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