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Hospital plans breast cancer awareness event

St. Thomas More Hospital is organizing a free girl's night out with a potentially lifesaving message.

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For millennials, keeping off weight is harder

It's a never-ending battle: You diet and exercise, but can't shed the pounds. You can at least take comfort in a new study that suggests many other factors, including stress and pollution, could be conspiring to make weight loss harder today than a few decades ago.


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Study: Driving while drugged as deadly as drunk

Driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, and could be involved in a large number of fatal accidents, a new report finds.

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Baby born without complete skull defies odds

Jaxon Buell was born without a large part of his skull and brain. Doctors told Brandon and Brittany Buell their son wouldn't live past a few weeks. In August, the family celebrated his first birthday.

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U.N. calls for immediate HIV treatments

Anyone who tests positive for HIV should get immediate treatment, regardless of how sick they are, the U.N. health agency said Wednesday, revising its guidelines.

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Study: Kid couch potatoes may face health risks

Telling children to sit still might be exactly the wrong message to give. Long periods of inactivity could cause changes in blood circulation even in young children, which may increase risk of heart disease later in life, according to a study.

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Dove family

10-year-old twins fight leukemia together

It was almost time for summer vacation in June 2013, when 8-year-old Lily Dove threw up before school. Her mother, Erin Dove, thought it was odd, but kept her home for the day.



How parasites worm their way into schools

Children share all kinds of things when they go back to school -- books, pencils, stories from summer vacation and, unfortunately, pesky and sometimes dangerous parasites that rely on close contact between people to spread.

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Why pharmaceuticals are cheaper abroad

The United States spends some of the lowest amounts of its total healthcare on prescription drugs relative to other developed nations. But Americans also pay some of the highest prices for those drugs, relative to the rest of the world.

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Danny Pintauro reveals he's HIV-positive

"Who's the Boss?" star Danny Pintauro revealed that he's HIV-positive in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Saturday. He was diagnosed with the infection in 2003.

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