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Do Pet Owners’ Have Healthier Hearts?

Having a pet has been found to lower stress levels. Now, a new study finds for those living with chronic disease having a furry friend improves heart health.

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The Vampire Craze Has Officially Gone Too Far

My wife and I pride ourselves on being fans of vampires long before the craze kicked into gear with "Twilight".  When the craze was in full swing, Lindsey and I were a little miffed at what we considered to be fake fans jumping on the bandwagon, but we were still happy that vampires were getting their due

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The Healthiest Girl Scout Cookies, And Which Ones Should You Avoid

Girl Scout Cookies are back, and just like every year, it's for a limited time. So if you're stocking up, here's a list of the healthiest and LEAST healthy Girl Scout cookies you can buy.

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Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Before and After [VIDEO]

Plastic surgery among celebrities is so common place that its a shocker to see a celeb that hasn't had work done.  The saddest part of plastic surgery are the countless celebs that got it in their heads that it would make them look better, and they were already attractive to begin with

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SHOCKER! Paula Deen To Reveal She Has Diabetes

Paula Deen, the Georgia born queen on high-calorie cooking, is expected to come clean that the rumors are true and she has type-2 diabetes, usually associated with fatty foods and obesity.

Deen has reportedly been trying to keep her condition secret, even though the National Enquirer ran a story revealing her condition last April

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CVS Under Fire For Refusing To Sell Plan B Pill To A Man

A Texas man, after a long and frustrating argument with pharmacists at a CVS in Mesquite, has enlisted the help of the ACLU to sue CVS for gender discrimination.

Jason Melbourne had visited four pharmacies in search of the Plan B emergency contraceptive for his wife who was at home with their children

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10 Tried-and-True Ways to Lose Weight

If you're like most people, you've probably made a New Years resolution to lose weight. Unfortunately, most people – 80 percent – tap out before they really get started. To help you maintain your goal through 2012 and for years to come, we've compiled a list of tips the experts want you to know to get on the right track to weight loss.
 

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Don't starve

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Treating High Blood Pressure Adds Years to Life, Study Says

Controlling your blood pressure can help you live longer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey discovered those treating their condition with medication lowered their risk of death during a 20-year period.

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Can Maggots Heal Wounds Faster Than a Doctor? — Health Check

Hold on to your lunch. Maggots have been approved for use in wound care in the US since 2004, but new studies are raising questions about whether or not they actually help the wounds heal or just do quick work while seeming kind of gross.

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Why Is Christmas the Perfect Time for Telling People They’re Overweight? — Health Check

Who says the holidays have to be all warm and fuzzy? According to some health groups in the UK, Christmas can be the perfect time to tell a loved one he or she is overweight.

It may sound rude, but experts insist the health risks involved with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, make it worth the uncomfortable conversation.

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