Health

  • Identifying Skin Cancer: 33 Photos That Could Save Your Life - Weather.com

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with the disease in his or her lifetime. There are more new cases of skin cancer every year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined

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  • After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know

    Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from

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  • Report: Dennis Pitta has dislocated hip; Danny Woodhead may be out for season

    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has been reportedly diagnosed with a dislocated right hip. One of the biggest injuries to come out of NFL Week 3 was to Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta. The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports Pitta has been diagnosed with a dislocated right hip.

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  • Spain repatriates from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

    Spain on Sunday repatriated from Sierra Leone a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The Spanish military plane sent to repatriate Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios who worked in the Western city of…

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    Opting Out of Old Age?

    ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser speaks with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel about his provocative Atlantic magazine article "Why I Hope to Die at 75." Americans are living longer than ever but not necessarily better than after. In a provocative essay one doctor says how old is old enough and Richard Besser has…

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  • DeAngelo Hall carried off field with Achilles injury

    DeAngelo Hall carried off field with Achilles injuryAs Washington tries to keep the Eagles under 30 points (and 40), they’ll be without their best cornerback. DeAngelo Hall helped to the sideline with a lower leg injury.  He put no weight on his left

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  • Google Invests in Smart Spoons for Parkinson's Patients

    Google recently acquired Lift Labs, a company that develops "smart utensils" for Parkinson's patients. Google stated that Liftware "could improve quality of life for millions of people" on its Google+ account. Prior to Google's acquisition, Lift Labs raised $1 million in funding to date.

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  • Hundreds Of Military Veterans Just Got Free Pot

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to

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  • Soccer-Acerbi makes Serie A comeback nine months after cancer relapse

    Sassuolo midfielder Francesco Acerbi made an emotional comeback to Serie A on Sunday, just over nine months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer for a second time. The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the goalless draw against Sampdoria, his first match since Dec. 8. "I'd have been…

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  • Retirement planning: How to save on health care

    Survey says: You're probably worried about how to pay for health care during your retirement.More people list having good health as their top priority for a happy retirement, over being financially secure and having loved ones around you, according to a survey of 3,300 people over the age of 25 by…

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  • How to help ensure you die on your own terms

    Earlier this year, Gary Spivack and his sister Betsy Goodkin lost their mother to cancer. "She was a very stubborn and proud person who fought this and had a lot of support from immediate family and a lot of friends," says Spivack, 49, a music industry executive who lives in Pacific Palisades.

    Los Angeles Times
  • NFL Week 3 injury report: Will Jamaal Charles and DeSean Jackson play?

    In his weekly column, SB Nation Medical Expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi gives insight into the most notable injuries in the fantasy landscape and how they might affect your roster decisions for Week 3. Week 2 of the NFL season was one of the worst in recent memory for major injuries. Jamaal Charles, the…

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  • What's Your Definition of Success?

    Success means different things for different people, that’s why we’ve started “The Success Project”.

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  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start in the majors since July 8 on Sunday against the Blue Jays and Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com yesterday that he will likely be limited to around 70-75 pitches. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in…

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  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like…

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    Fayetteville shooting sends man to hospital

    A shooting in the 800 block of Amye Street sent one man to the hospital Saturday night.

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  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone's 6…

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  • Breast Cancer Occurs Most Often in These 5 States

    With the exception of certain types of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It's also the second-leading cancer-based cause of death for women behind only lung cancer. In addition to being among the most-diagnosed cancer types, it's also quite expensive to…

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  • The surprising rise of disability among America's higher-income kids

    Rates of disability among children rose more than 16 percent over the past decade — and researchers aren't totally sure why. The new data comes from an article in the journal Pediatrics, which charts disability rates among children between 2001 and 2011. In surveys used to figure this out, parents…

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