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  • Health Beat: Baby bonding and the love hormone

    Health Beat: Baby bonding and the love hormone

    Bonding with your baby may seem like it should come naturally. but as many as 10 to 20 percent of new moms deal with postpartum depression, and that could impact their baby's development. A new study aims to see how the so-called love hormone could help.

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  • Health Beat: Doctor gives man a heart attack and saves his life

    Health Beat: Doctor gives man a heart attack and saves his life

    Alcohol ablation was first introduced about 20 years ago, but doctors have now refined it as a minimally invasive procedure to fix a damaged heart. For one man, it was a matter of life and death.

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  • Health Beat: Can your pet make you sick?

    Health Beat: Can your pet make you sick?

    Everyone knows that pets carry bacteria and diseases, but not many people know that pets can actually spread those diseases to humans. Most healthy people won't pick up any bacterial infections, but people with a weakened immune system, such as children, pregnant women and seniors, are more vulnerable to catching an infection from animals. Here is what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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  • Health Beat: Spine surgery changes vet's life

    Health Beat: Spine surgery changes vet's life

    An Army veteran spent more than eight years living with life-altering pain from spine damage he suffered in Iraq. Doctors kept telling him he was too young for surgery to fix the problem, so he just lived with pain and numbness. He gained weight and lost mobility until his wife gave him the number of a spine surgeon who changed his life.

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  • Health Beat: Tips to delay Alzheimer's

    Health Beat: Tips to delay Alzheimer's

    By the time someone is 65 years old, there is a 10 percent chance that he or she will develop Alzheimer's disease. By the age of 85, the chances jump to 50 percent, but research is showing that there are certain healthy habits you can take up now to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's.

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Life Lessons

  • Life Lessons: Healing through art

    Life Lessons: Healing through art

    When they first know their child has an incurable disease, parents understandably want to spare no expense in trying to help.

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  • Life Lessons: Taking medication correctly

    Life Lessons: Taking medication correctly

    Are you taking any prescription medications right now? Many of us are but are you taking them correctly?

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  • Life Lessons: Inhaler mistakes

    Life Lessons: Inhaler mistakes

    Common mistakes taking inhaled medications for asthma leave many patients with uncontrolled asthma, leading to unnecessary asthma attacks, emergency room visits and hospital admissions among the seven million children with asthma in the United States.

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  • Life Lessons: Don't throw that food out?

    Life Lessons: Don't throw that food out?

    Expiration dates cause millions of pounds of food to be wasted every year. But you should know, the sell-by date doesn’t always mean the food is bad, it can sometimes mean it’s just not as fresh. For instance, eating hard cheeses like cheddar is considered perfectly safe after the date as long as you cut off the mold. Here are some other things that are safe after the label said they’ve expired.

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  • Life Lessons: Job apps you should know about

    Life Lessons: Job apps you should know about

    Job searching is much different than it was years ago. Gone are the days of circling and highlighting ads in the classified section of your newspaper. Now, it’s all about your mobile device, and your apps. Here are some apps that could help you find the perfect job.

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