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Where is the least obese place in each state?

Only 11.8 percent of individuals are obese in the top ranking county, while 30.1 percent are obese in the 50th ranked county. Read more

Study Sheds Light on Safety of Driving With Epilepsy

SUNDAY, Dec. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with epilepsy who experienced longer seizures during a simulated driving test may face an increased risk for crashes while on the road, a new study suggests. Read more

New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help reduce episodes of pain associated with sickle cell disease, a new study finds. Read more

11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 stroke survivors develop epilepsy, and the greater the brain damage caused by stroke, the higher the risk of seizures, a new study reports. Read more

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Bedroom on a Budget

Cassie Sheets

Your bedroom is the last space you see before you fall asleep at night, and the first space you see when you wake up in the morning. When your bedroom starts to feel stale, there are plenty of affordable ways to spruce up the space. Here are ten easy ideas that won’t break the bank. Read more


Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial blood stored as a powder could one day revolutionize emergency medicine and provide trauma victims a better chance of survival. Read more

Closing the drinking gender gap, in a bad way

New research shows women are now drinking nearly as much alcohol as men. Older studies showed as much as a 12-fold difference between men and women. Read more

Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who attempted suicide and wound up in the emergency room has remained steady in the past decade, a new report finds. Read more


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The 50 items with the most calories at Red Robin

The most caloric item on the menu has over 2,100 calories and contains more than 235 percent of the of the daily recommended fat intake. Read more

Photos: Love 'em or hate 'em, here's where holiday cranberries come from

An inside look at a cranberry farm during harvest time. Read more

Understanding the basics of Obamacare, in 8 charts

A look at who's covered, how much it costs, and what the price might be in the future. Read more

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'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

(AP) - The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. Read more

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Read more

Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise usually is good for those with arthritis, but there are many potential obstacles to keep you inactive. Read more