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How NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Can Aid Your Kids’ Decision-Making

Tags: cheating and lies, growing pains of parenting, sports, youth sports

If you’re a parent, situations like these provide a good opportunity to talk with your children about doing the right thing, Real-life examples can vividly illustrate to your children how ethical dilemmas play out.


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Your Diet and Heart Disease: Rethinking Butter, Beef and Bacon

Tags: cholesterol, diet, eggs, healthy diet, heart disease, red meat, salt, saturated fat, sodium, trans fat

Is it okay to eat butter now? See what top cardiologists want you to know about what's changing in our view of diet and heart disease.


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Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope

Tags: donor, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney cancer treatment, kidney transplant, organ donor, transplant, transplant wait list

The National Kidney Registry helps find compatible donors for kidney transplant patients — helping hundreds get off the transplant wait list in a fraction of the time.


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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


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What You Should Know About Drug to Grow Thick Eyelashes

Tags: eye damage, eye exam, eye health, eyelashes, glaucoma, periorbital fat atrophy, vision

Glaucoma medication bimatoprost, which is also sold as an eyelash grower, has its own pros and cons. Learn about this medicine from an ophthalmologist’s point of view.


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Can Photos of Your Brain Detect Alzheimer’s?

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, innovation, innovations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), memory, memory loss, MRI, study

New study finds that pictures of the brain may provide clues to development of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms start.


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Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), brain health, genetics, growing pains of parenting, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), study, vaccines

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism -- even among children who are at higher risk for the disorder.


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How Salt, Potassium Affect Your Teen’s Blood Pressure

Tags: blood pressure, potassium, salt, teens

A new study finds that a diet high in sodium may not have a negative impact on blood pressure levels in teenage girls, but a diet high in potassium may lower blood pressure.


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Telemedicine: How Tech Can Bring You Medical Visits Online

Tags: doctor’s appointments, HIPAA, innovation, medical innovations, telemedicine

The word telemedicine often brings to mind high-end technology, but it’s often much simpler than that. Find out how your computer or smartphone can help you manage your health.


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Surprising Dangers of Trampolines for Kids

Tags: broken bone, Concussions, growing pains of parenting, spine, study, youth sports

Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they're dangerous. Our expert gives his take on the best way to avoid injury.