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Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcoholism? [VIDEO]

There’s no denying that gastric bypass can be an effective way to treat morbid obesity, but new research suggests the surgery may actually increase the risk of alcoholism, as well.

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Cancer Cases Could Soar to an Unbelievable Rate by 2030

A study published this week revealed a sobering statistic: if worldwide population growth continues at its current pace, the number of cancer cases could rise 75% in the next two decades.

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Six-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises $10,000 For Dad’s Cancer Treatment

Lemonade stands are usually symbolic of the carefree nature of youth. Six-year old Drew Cox, however, has had to grow up fast. That’s because his dad, Randy, was recently diagnosed with seminoma, a rare form of cancer.

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Controversial K-E Diet Promises Brides Extreme Weight Loss Via Feeding Tube — Is It Safe?

All brides-to-be want to look great on their wedding day, but some are taking this to the extreme with a controversial new diet that involves a feeding tube to promote rapid weight loss.

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10 Easy Tips to Control Your Blood Pressure [SPONSORED]

I can always appreciate when anyone can give me directions in an easy, simple to understand way. Doctors can spout off all kinds of medical jargon when talking to you about your health, but the problem with that is you have to be in the medical field to understand what they just said.

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CDC Unleashes Disturbing Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign – Is It Too Disturbing? [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has always been against smoking, often using ads and commercials to warn people about the dangers. However, some people think their latest anti-smoking ads may be going a bit too far.

The organization is rolling out a $54 million national media campaign in an effort to prompt smokers to quit and, what some are saying, scare people away from cigarettes.

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Should Healthcare Plans Be Required to Cover Costs of Birth Control? — Survey of the Day

Last week, President Obama issued a directive which would require all health insurance plans to cover the cost of birth control.

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Ten Chiropractor Myths Busted By Falls Clinic of Chiropractic [Sponsored]

Myths have become a popular subject over the past decade. Popular enough that several shows have been created to either prove or dispel myths. Personally, I find that myths are indeed very entertaining to learn of and often wonder if they are true or not.

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Should Smoking Be Banned in Bars? — Survey of the Day

It wasn’t that long ago that smoking was as synonymous with bars as alcohol and questionable decisions. However, over the last decade, more and more states and local government are banning cigarettes from saloons.

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Researchers Find That Exercise Can Soothe a Mean Boss

Having a mean boss is sometimes an occupational hazard. Bosses that are harsh in tone, reprimand you in front of others, or just overall abusive, may be able to improve their attitude simply by exercising.

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The NFL Quarterback Workout Plan

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There may not be a Super Bowl ring in your future, but you can still get a body worthy of multi-million dollar contract. Although they have the best trainers money can buy, some of the biggest stars in the NFL get lean and strong with surprisingly simple workouts.
 

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Your Smartphone May Someday Diagnose Diseases

Soon you’ll likely turn to your smart phone for medical tests instead of the hospital. Scientist in Korea are in the process of developing an app to do medical tests.

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