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Hurricane Irma Claims 10th Victim From Sweltering Florida Nursing Home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:09 GMT

The 10th victim from the south Florida nursing home that was turning into a lethal sauna by Hurricane Irma was 94-year-old Martha Murray.

Earthquake Victims Face Race Against the Clock

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:32:00 GMT

If survivors have access to clean air and can avoid potentially fatal injury, victims can survive unimaginable conditions, at least for a little while.

Health Coverage Rate Ticks Up for Some Asian-American Groups

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:37:00 GMT

6.8 percent of people who said they were of Asian descent alone did not have health insurance in 2016 compared to 7.8 percent in 2015, according to the Census.

Parents Demand Answers After Autistic Boy Held on Ground by Officer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:22:00 GMT

Police in Buckeye, Arizona, this week released body camera video showing an officer detaining an autistic teen who the officer believed was using drugs.

Man Loses 80 Pounds To Donate Liver to Mom

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:20:39 GMT

After years of trying to slim down, Brian Bolduc suddenly had a powerful motivation to lose weight: his mother's life depended on it.

Why Working Out With a Crowd Is Better

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:05:00 GMT

When it comes to fitness, there's some truth to the old adage 'strength in numbers.'

Aaron Hernandez Had Brain Disease, Doctors Say

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:00 GMT

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had CTE, a serious brain disease linked with concussions and head impacts, Boston University said.

Loved Ones Outraged After Eight Die at Florida Nursing Home

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:57:00 GMT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott promised to "aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place" at a Hollywood facility.

What Happens to Your Brain When You're On a Diet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:25:00 GMT

This is why it's so hard to lose weight.

Death of Scout Schultz Highlights LGBTQ Mental Health Needs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:56:00 GMT

The Georgia Tech student's death highlights the need for better mental health resources for LGBTQ college students, some advocates and health professionals say.

Does One Study Show Flu Shots Cause Miscarriage?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:12:10 GMT

Flu vaccine experts are trying to understand why a study showed some pregnant women who got an H1N1 influenza vaccine had early miscarriages.

Harvard Medical School Takes Leading Role in LGBTQ Health Care

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Harvard Medical School has taken a multi-pronged approach to ensure its physicians-in-training are prepared for the unique needs of LGBTQ patients.

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant a Risk of Lupus

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Singer Selena Gomez shocked fans with Instagram posts revealing she'd had transplant surgery over the summer.

What Is the World's Biggest Killer?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:24:34 GMT

The biggest killer globally is heart disease, but overall, life expectancy is longer and fewer people are dying prematurely, especially kids younger than 5.

How to Treat a Cut at Home (and When to Head to the Hospital)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:39 GMT

Many minor cuts can be treated at home and don't need medical attention. Here's what you need to know.

This Family Was Already Struggling. Then Came Harvey

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:14:37 GMT

Hurricane Harvey hit one family in southeast Texas especially hard. They are still clearing the mud from a home they had just remodeled for their injured son.

6 Important Life Lessons From 'This Is Us'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:38:00 GMT

Hard-earned life lessons we can steal from the "Big Three."

Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia. What Is It?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMT

It's a crippling disease that's often misunderstood.

Obamacare Is Suddenly in Grave Danger. Here's Why.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:18:00 GMT

A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill. Here's what you need to know.

Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but U.S. Won't Let Donor In

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:46:00 GMT

Helen Huynh's youngest sister, who lives in Vietnam, is a perfect stem cell donor match. But she has been unable to acquire a visa to enter the U.S.

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:33:00 GMT

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict pain pills.

How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:34:37 GMT

The elimination diet that got my digestion and life back on track.

What It Really Takes to Make a Healthy Habit Stick

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

My game plan for eating well and getting fit for the long haul.

Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator 'Lied Right to My Face' Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:27:00 GMT

"There's a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you, it's called the lie detector test. You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it anytime," the TV host said.

Get Mad: When Being Angry Can Be Good for You

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Go ahead and let it rip. Science says there are some perks to getting angry.