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What Are the Worst Back-to-School Beverages to Give Your Kids?

Some parents are under the illusion that just because they give their little curtain climbers juice instead of bouncing them off the walls with soda that they are somehow providing them with a lesser evil.

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Fall Sports Season Is Here – Red Cross Safety Tips

Now that the kids are back to school, the fall sports season is about to get underway. No matter what your young athlete is into the American Red Cross wants to help protect them from sports-related injuries and ailments

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5 Things You Should Avoid at Fast Food Restaurants – According to the Employees

Fast food employees have shared some inside information with the masses and clued us in on several things to avoid while eating out. Click through to see the list.

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Are Bigger-Busted Women More Likely to Get Breast Cancer?

The size of a woman’s (non-surgically-enhanced) bustline is often determined by DNA. But could bra size also predict a woman’s odds of developing breast cancer?

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First Aid – There’s An App For That Thanks to the American Red Cross

You can now get free and simple lifesaving information on your smart phone, thanks to the official American Red Cross first aid app launched last week.

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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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