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  • An indoor trampoline is seen in this AP file photo. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Researchers at the Indiana School of Medicine found that over the last 10 years, playing on a trampoline has led to more than 1 million visits to the ER.
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  • The Federal Drug Administration studied data from several major studies and found there is no proof aspirin can prevent heart attacks in people who don't have cardiovascular problems.
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  • An estimated one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - every hour.
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  • The California plant that recalled 9 million pounds of contaminated meat is caught in an investigation involving cancerous cows and an illicit romance.
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  • Medical websites offer second opinion services
  • New options like SecondOpinions.com allow you to get a second opinion without leaving your home.
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  • Vitamin D supplements
  • A Vitamin D deficiency could lead to higher rates of prostate cancer among men, according to a new study.
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  • As more girls compete in sports, more of them are suffering ACL injuries.
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  • Photo of a man about to sneeze
  • Flu season should have ended by now, but a second wave has hit the Northeast especially hard.
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  • Optoacoustics technology offers less invasive option for breast biopsies
  • Optoacoustics is a new technology that enables breast biopsies to be less painful and invasive.
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  • A daily dose of aspirin can lower your risk of developing and dying of colon cancer.
  • Low-dose aspirin is often recommended for people at high risk of heart disease, but researchers at Case Western University found it may also prevent colon cancer in people with a specific gene.
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  • 7th annual Walk the Walk for Autism Pt. 2
  • April is Autism Awareness Month.
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  • Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
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  • Decoding anorexia: the gene search
  • How a blood test could be the key to saving the lives of anorexia.
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  • Allergies outdoor scene
  • For people with sensitive systems, birch and oak can trigger reactions to carrots, celery, almonds, apples, peaches and pears.
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  • A daily dose of aspirin can lower your risk of developing and dying of colon cancer.
  • A new study suggests expecting mothers take aspirin daily to prevent a deadly pregnancy problem.
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  • Study to determine race role in Alzheimer?s disease
  • There is a call for more African-Americans to take part in a study looking into Alzheimer's disease at Rush University Medical Center.
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  • Vitamin D supplements
  • A major new study of nearly 1 million people finds the lower your vitamin D levels, the higher your risk for certain diseases.
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  • People are seen exercising in this undated file photo.
  • Exercising when you're young may help keep your brain strong later in life.
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  • Allergies arrive with start of spring
  • If you have allergies, you already know that allergy season has arrived and it can be a long season of suffering.
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  • Vaccines
  • Health officials in California are on alert after an outbreak of the measles.
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  • Women who drink two or more diet sodas a day may be putting themselves at greater risk for heart problems.
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  • Bowl of pasta
  • The gene makes an enzyme that breaks down carbs. People with fewer copies of this gene had more trouble breaking down starchy foods and were eight times more likely to be obese than people who had the most copies of the gene.
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  • A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
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  • Elderly woman in a hospital room
  • Researchers say 722,000 cases of infections were linked to health care, and 75,000 of those patients ended up dying in the hospital.
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  • Doctors say a new drug to treat melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, could be just 18 months away.
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  • Last days to sign up for heathcare coverage
  • One week until the health care deadline - what you need to know to sign up.
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  • Baby feeding on bottle
  • Do you make sure your baby finishes their entire bottle before bedtime? That may put your infant at risk of an overweight future.
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  • The Pap test has been the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, but it will no longer be in the first line of defense.
  • The Pap test has been the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, but it will no longer be in the first line of defense.
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  • young hockey players
  • Doctors may soon have a new tool in detecting concussions, according to a study released Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology.
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  • A blood pressure test is administered in this undated file photo.
  • If your blood pressure is even slightly over normal, you may be at greater risk of a stroke.
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  • Deaths from Alzheimers may be vastly underreported
  • The number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer's disease in this country may be vastly underreported, according to a new study.
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  • Smell Therapy
  • Winter blues got you down? A quick fix may be right under your nose.
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  • Losing your temper could lead to a heart attack or stroke. Harvard researchers found that having an angry outburst make you almost five times more likely to have a heart attack, and more than three times more likely to have a stroke.
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  • Zohydro ER, straight hydrocodone that can have up to ten times more narcotic than Vicodin.
  • Dozens of doctors and addiction specialists are urging the Federal Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new painkiller.
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  • The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that Tylenol, also known as acetaminophen, can cause rare but serious skin reactions.
  • Pregnant women who take acetaminophen - most widely known as Tylenol- may be more likely to have children with signs of ADHD according to a new study.
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  • Selfies may one day save you a trip to the doctor.
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  • A woman is seen getting a mammogram.
  • A new study is raising new questions about the benefits of women age 40-to-59 getting yearly mammograms.
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  • It's powerful knowledge when it comes to weight loss: A recent study shows that gut bacteria can be a predictor of whether you're skinny or overweight.
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  • It's one of the most troublesome and yet little known problems that occur after total hip replacement: Thousands of patients left with one leg longer than the other.
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  • An assortment of vegetables and fruit is seen in this undated file photo.
  • If you're watching your weight but still plan to relax and indulge this weekend there may be no need to feel guilty, as long as you eat healthy most weekdays, scientists said.
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  • Real Money Savings: Gym memberships
  • Joining the gym can be costly, but financial expert Deena Marie Carr joins us with ways to save.
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  • Exercise While Watching TV
  • Struggling to find time to work out? Do it while watching the Super Bowl or anything else on TV!
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  • Researchers say staring at computer, tablet, and mobile device screens for hours a day can cause digital eye strain.
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