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  • Rebecca Sedwick: New questions about bullying

    Rebecca Sedwick

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    It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention.

    Before she jumped to her death in September,12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, was repeatedly bullied on- and offline, Polk County Sheriff Grady Jud...

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  • Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

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    CNN

    Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated.

  • Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

    Norma Bastidas

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    The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

  • President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

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    President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal marketplaces, and faulted Republicans who are still angling to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

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    You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

  • The rise of college 'study drugs'

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    Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.

  • 3-D printing the human body

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    The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

  • Apathy in older folks could signal shrinking brain

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    Being apathetic is usually defined as showing a lack of enthusiasm or energy. Most people who experience it say they just aren’t motivated to do anything.

  • Bogus mammogram results earn woman jail time

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    A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients. Ten of those women were given false negatives, and two of them are now dead, a prosecutor says.

  • Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

    Smoking marijuana

    If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

  • Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

    Fat, overweight, obese blurb

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    Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

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    Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television.

  • Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

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    A traditional herbal remedy may treat rheumatoid arthritis as effectively as an FDA-approved drug treatment, according to a preliminary study published this week in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

  • Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

    Man smokes e-cig

    REUTERS/Mike Segar

    A dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes "aggressively (promote) their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth" and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.

  • She found love, left sugar and lost weight

    Cady Stanton

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    Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream.

  • Sebelius' resignation and the politics of health law

    Kathleen Sebelius

    Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers -- not the Obama administration's.

  • Scan a brain, read a mind?

    brain

    iStock/hidesy

    What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private.

  • Senate Democrats upbeat about confirming Burwell

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell

    Walmart

    Senate Democrats are upbeat about the prospects for confirming Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Health and Human Services secretary, several Democratic aides told CNN on Friday.

  • Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?

    orange juice in glass

    Juicing -- if you believe its avid fans -- is a great way to detox the body, prevent disease and lose weight.

  • Sebelius had 'toughest job in Washington'

    Sebelius testifies

    CNN

    Shortly after Kathleen Sebelius was tapped to carry out President Barack Obama's signature health care reform effort, the head of Health and Human Services found herself in the crosshairs of Republicans determined to repeal the law.

  • From a minute to a mile: Learning to run

    Sia Figiel

    Courtesy Sia Figiel

    After a move to the U.S. mainland from American Samoa almost two years ago, I picked up walking and swimming, and started eating more fruits and vegetables. I avoided anything that came in a can or a box. As the weight came off slowly, I started believing in myself -- and in my ability to turn my life around.

  • Man sues doctor; says appendix was left in

    Doctor with scalpel, surgery blurb

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    A surgeon performing an appendectomy forgets one important thing, according to a lawsuit. Removing the appendix.

  • Reproductive organs grown in lab

    Wake Forest regenerative tissue

    Wake Forest Lab of Regenerative Medicine

    Two body parts. One scientific leap.

  • Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

    Affordable Care Act website, health care website

    Healthcare.gov

    The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama administration announced it surpassed its April 1 target, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.

  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning

    Kathleen Sebelius, 10-30-2013

    Jason Reed/Reuters

    Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her position as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a White House official said Thursday.

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