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Getting Sleep

Updated: 12/20/2006 - The holiday season is in full swing, but preparation can be an overwhelming task.

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Kidney Transplant

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A kidney transplant is the second most common transplant operation in the U.S.

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Bird Flu Vaccine

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A bird flu vaccine being tested at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is cultured in laboratory grown cells and not chicken eggs like traditional vaccines.

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Pseudoephedrine

Updated: 12/18/2006 - When you buy your next batch of cold medicine, it may not pack the punch it used to.

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Children and Asthma

Updated: 12/18/2006 - In today's Children's First Report, more U.S. children are seeing doctors for asthma, although already low death rates from the condition have fallen even more.

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Cold Medications Weaker

Posted: 12/18/2006 - Drug companies have eliminated a key ingredient in cold medicines used to make methamphetamine, but some experts say the reformulated versions don't work as well.

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Breast Cancer Drops

Posted: 12/15/2006 - It's one of the most common forms of cancer for American women, but now a study shows the rate of breast cancer is on the way down faster than anyone expected.

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Birth Control Options

Posted: 12/14/2006 - Many birth control options are available, and now, women can choose a contraceptive that will also decrease or eliminate their menstrual cycles.

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Hospice Care

Posted: 12/14/2006 - Many American cancer patients in the final stage of life end up receiving Hospice care. But a new study reveals not all of them are benefiting.

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Anti-Depressants

Posted: 12/13/2006 - In Washington D.C., an FDA panel is holding a hearing on the possible link between anti-depressants and suicide in adults.

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Tired Doctors

Posted: 12/12/2006 - It's no secret doctors work long hours.

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Acupuncture Benefits

Posted: 12/12/2006 - Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on balancing the body's life force or chi.

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Flu Shots

Posted: 12/08/2006 - There's plenty of flu shots left and the Health Dept. wants everyone to get a shot.

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Pregnancy and Cancer

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Currently, it is recommended women diagnosed with breast cancer wait at least two years after treatment to become pregnant.

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Drug Coated Stents

Posted: 12/06/2006 - To prevent blocked arteries doctors use drug coated stents that slowly release medicine, in addition to prescribing both Aspirin and the anti-platelet drug Plavix.

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High Blood Pressure

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Adolescent boys are far more likely to suffer high blood pressure than girls in the same age group, thus setting the stage for other health problems such as hypertension as they get older, researchers reported on Monday.

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After Delivery

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Aside from postpartum depression new research says that mothers may also be at an increased risk for other mental disorders following childbirth.

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Pfizer Drug Trials

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Pfizer is cutting off all clinical trials and development for a cholesterol drug that was expected to be the company's star product.

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Red Wine

Posted: 12/01/2006 - More good news for wine aficionados.

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Salt Intake

Updated: 11/30/2006 - Doctors say along with counting calories, you might want to watch your salt intake during the holidays, although we literally need it to live.

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Smoking and Pregnancy

Posted: 11/29/2006 - If you're pregnant and a smoker you may be passing that bad habit on to your baby.

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Flu Shots

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Now that flu season has arrived it is most important for those at high risk to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Watching Your Diet

Posted: 11/24/2006 - If you're trying to watch your figure experts say cut back on calories beforehand - giving you leeway to eat a little something of everything.

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Feeling Full

Posted: 11/24/2006 - The turkey isn't the only thing stuffed on Thanksgiving; oftentimes we feel full after a Thanksgiving dinner.

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