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  • Health Beat: Operation Walk USA

    Health Beat: Operation Walk USA

    One million and rising. That's how many people are getting their joints replaced every year in this country. That doesn't count all the people who need to have replacement surgeries, but can't afford them. There is, however, hope for these folks, thanks to a health care team donating their time and talent.

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  • Health Beat: Bad breath causes and solutions

    Health Beat: Bad breath causes and solutions

    We have all experienced bad breath. Is there an easy fix for freshness, or is it a sign of a more serious problem? Lots of things cause bad breath, but how do you tell someone? Or do you? The truth is bad breath can be a serious problem.

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  • Health Beat: Cord blood treatment saves lives

    Health Beat: Cord blood treatment saves lives

    After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, have you ever wondered where that cord ends up?

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  • Health Beat: Women veterans and PTSD

    Health Beat: Women veterans and PTSD

    One out of every 10 veterans leaving their military commitments is a woman. That number will grow, and with it, so will cases of PTSD, but helping these women is proving difficult for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which has historically focused only on men.

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  • Health Beat: Premature births on the rise

    Health Beat: Premature births on the rise

    A normal pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks run the risk of developmental problems, including difficulty breathing, poor vision, and cerebral palsy. Now, for the first time in eight years, the number of preemie births is increasing.

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