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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 07:05 AM CDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:16 AM CDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 06:36 AM CDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 05:57 PM CDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:49 AM CDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:42 AM CDT

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:36 AM CDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 02:22 AM CDT

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar. “They said that she had been stung...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:54 PM CDT

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

At least nine Illinois children have been infected with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a condition similar to the polio virus.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:42 PM CDT

10th Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in Illinois

10th Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in Illinois

A disease that causes partial paralysis in children and closely resembles polio has impacted 10 children in the state of Illinois, the Department of Health confirmed Friday.

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