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Peace Corps removing volunteers amid Ebola outbreak

The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa.

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Eat more produce and live longer. Understand?

How many times will we have to be told? Apparently we haven’t reached the point when we’ll change our habits, but here goes again: Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day can help us live longer.

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Beach lovers enjoy a sunny day in San Diego. Tanning beds also play a role in melanoma rates, a report says.

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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

In this photo taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, people hang out in a street under a banner which warns people to be cautious about Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. Two American aid workers in Liberia have tested positive for the virus and are being treated there. U.S. health officials said Monday …

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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)

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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

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CDC issues a health alert on Ebola as virus's toll in Africa rises

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the risk of Ebola spreading to the United States was low, but it nevertheless issued a Level 2 health alert, advising U.S. health workers to be vigilant.

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years

Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993.

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Study: Running may add years to your life

Study: Running may add years to your life

Nonrunners were 24 percent more likely to die during the study period.

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, a boy, center, selling soft drinks walk past a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quara…

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — There have been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

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Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Veal Roll-Ups with Parmesan Beans and Tomatoes

Veal rolls are a popular dish in Emilia-Romagna, a rich and fertile area of Northern Italy where veal is a specialty. Serve them with easy parmesan beans and tomatoes.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Steak dish shows off Korean flavors

Steak plays an important role in Korean cooking, unlike other Asian cuisines. Invading Mongols brought beef to Korea in the Middle Ages. Rice cooked with spinach and bean sprouts is another Korean staple. I have adapted these recipes to showcase the intriguing flavors of Korean cooking while…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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