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  • Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    CTE is a huge issue for professional football players, but should we be concerned at a much younger age? There are nearly four million concussions every year in the United States. Here's more details on how to recognize if your child has suffered from a concussion and the best ways to help him or her heal.

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  • Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    If you're one of the estimated 17 million Americans that regularly hit the road, the track or the treadmill, then you already know running is a great way to stay in shape. You probably also know that daily pounding can be tough on the body. We have more on runner's knee, how to avoid it, and when those aches and pains are a sign of something serious.

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  • Health Beat: Hunting head and neck cancer cells

    Health Beat: Hunting head and neck cancer cells

    Head and neck cancers are the sixth most common cancers worldwide, in large part due to the presence of the HPV virus. Now, researchers are testing an immunotherapy treatment they say is highly effective for patients with cancer that spreads or comes back.

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  • Health Beat: A new heart for healthy woman

    Health Beat: A new heart for healthy woman

    It kills by inflaming your heart muscles, and it is so rare, it's tough to diagnose. Here's the story of a woman who is one of only about 300 people ever to suffer from this heart disease, and she lived to tell about it.

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  • Health Beat: Horses help America's heroes

    Health Beat: Horses help America's heroes

    Dogs, cats, and even birds have all been specially trained as therapy animals. Now, researchers in central Florida are among the first in the United States to establish a formal center to study the benefits of horse therapy on soldiers with PTSD.

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