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  • Power walker loses 150 pounds

    In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.

  • 'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner

    When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.

  • One dance class changed her life

    Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.

  • It's time to get your flu shot!

    Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

  • Flu shot myths addressed

    Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.

  • Vintage cold and flu ads

  • Beer may be good for your brain

    An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.

  • Migraines linked to Parkinson's

    People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

  • Could we erase signs of autism?

    The majority of seven caregivers had success when using early behavioral modification techniques with their children who showed early signs of autism. Five of the seven showed no developmental problems after being a part of the study.

  • Music helps your brain

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.

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  • What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced

    When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.

  • 5 Fuss-Free Steps to Your Best Skin Ever

    Forget any beauty fears that might be lurking at the back of your mind: skin that earns compliments is something that every woman at every age can achieve.

  • Is It Really Okay to Wear White To Another Bride's Wedding?

    I grew up in the South, and there are a few things I learned growing up that are just good, old-fashioned manners. Keep your elbows off the table during meal times, don’t stare, and don’t wear white to a wedding if you’re not the bride. I’ve considered myself a well-mannered sort, and I’ve always stuck pretty close to the rules most of the time. Well, except for this one wedding where the color of my dress came into question.

  • Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

    Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.

  • Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?

    Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.

  • Have Bad Breath? 6 Simple Tricks to Get Rid of It...for Good

    We’re comfortable asking our dentists about everything from TMJ to teeth whitening…but inquiring about bad breath? Not always the most pleasant conversation. In the name of research, we asked top dental experts to share their tips for diagnosing, preventing and treating halitosis—so you don’t have to.

  • It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss

    For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

  • How to Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

    You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests.

  • Weekend at the Parents? How to Get It On in a Full House

    Let's face it, sex at your parent’s house (or worse, the in-law’s!) can be tricky. Between the awkward bunking, all that family around, and the total lack of privacy, it often seems hardly worth the effort. But hey, it's still your vacation! Here's how you can sneak in some lovin'.

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