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A Fitter, Healthier 2017: Just Do It!

A Fitter, Healthier 2017: Just Do It!

By Tom Bonanti | Jan 8
This time of the calendar year every publication does it -- they post a list of New Year's resolutions that should be implemented into your life. Well, here are mine, from a fitness trainer's point of view.

Does Legal Marijuana Impact the Way Teens View Pot Risks?

Does Legal Marijuana Impact the Way Teens View Pot Risks?

Jan 8
Teenagers' attitudes about marijuana are changing at the same time that more states are making the drug legal.

'Telomere Effect': How Exercise, Diet and Sleep Affect Aging

'Telomere Effect': How Exercise, Diet and Sleep Affect Aging

Jan 8
A new book explains the science of aging. "The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer" claims that putting research findings into everyday practice "can help reduce chronic disease and improve wellbeing."

Researchers Discover New Human Organ

Researchers Discover New Human Organ

Jan 7
Researchers say they have discovered an organ called "mesentery" that is part of our digestive system -- and it's been hiding in plain sight for centuries.

From Gene Editing to Devices, Medical Advances to Watch for in 2017

From Gene Editing to Devices, Medical Advances to Watch for in 2017

Jan 6
The New Year will likely bring significant medical developments that could impact our health.

Risks of Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids

Risks of Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids

Jan 4
A Consumer Reports survey reveals people may be taking over-the-counter sleep aids too often. Eighteen percent of sleep aid users took them on a daily basis.

How Drug Companies Engineer Huge Price Hikes

How Drug Companies Engineer Huge Price Hikes

Jan 2
Americans will continue to feel the pain of high prescription drug prices in 2017, with costs projected to jump 12 percent next year. Here's how pharmaceutical companies push through price hikes.

A Look At 'Broken Heart' Syndrome

A Look At 'Broken Heart' Syndrome

Dec 30
Many believe it was no coincidence that Debbie Reynolds died the day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Medical experts say "broken heart syndrome" is real.

Analysis: GOP Vexed by Factions on Replacing Health Law

Analysis: GOP Vexed by Factions on Replacing Health Law

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 29
Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won't be easy.

Fracking May Pose Threat to Drinking Water, EPA Says

Fracking May Pose Threat to Drinking Water, EPA Says

Dec 21
A Texas family living near a fracking site has installed a $30,000 water filtration system in their Dallas suburb home.

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