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How my mother's depression shaped my whole life

I don't have a single memory of my mother smiling when I was young.

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Whole grains and honey make healthy snack cake

My grandma relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem.

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Problems could lead immigrants to lose health coverage

Problems could lead immigrants to lose health coverage

MIAMI — More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Obama’s health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don’t submit proof this week that they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

CHICAGO — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbe…

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Safety advocates fear more traffic-related deaths, but research doesn't support that.

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US eating habits improve a bit —except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit —except among poor

CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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Fast-paced TV might lead to high-calorie snacking, study says

CHICAGO — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.

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Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

Pandas with phantom pregnancies sometimes notice the nicer set-up that comes with initial signs of pregnancy.

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Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Sleep deprivation for adolescents is a public health issue we can fix.

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‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.

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Keep Labor Day healthy with chicken paillards

And the clincher: a peach and arugula salad.

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Is narcissism a personality trait or mental disorder?

I would like to dedicate this article about narcissism to me.

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Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Disease afflicts 30,000 Americans and kills up to 6,000 people every year.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

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Three shots that could stop cancer

I had my sons vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

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Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

New American research hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles.

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Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Groups wants limits on how often PTSD patients can use the drug removed.

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

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