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Looking to Donate Blood? The One Most in Need of It Is… the Red Cross?

If you’re looking to do a good deed today, you might consider donating blood. The American Red Cross says it received 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June, and as a result, blood and platelet supplies are dangerously low.

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Too Hot for Kids and Pets to be Left in a Vehicle

It should go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyways: Don’t leave your kids and pets in your car this summer. I personally witnessed dogs left in cars with the windows either closed or open just a crack on 80 degree days and heard of someone finding two small kids left in a car with the windows up on a 90 degree day. W

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Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies

As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.

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Student Battling Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Amazing Recovery

Despite a terrible battle with flesh-eating disease that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands, Georgia student Aimee Copeland was able to briefly leave her hospital room for the first time in 49 days. And from here, doctors say, her prognosis is good.

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When Should Kids With ADHD Start Taking Medication?

Medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is seen as controversial in some circles, but a new study suggests kids who start taking the drugs as young as 4 years old may do better academically than those who start in middle school.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

Alex Trebek gave new meaning to ‘Jeopardy!’ when the longtime game show host landed in the hospital on Saturday after what’s been deemed a “mild heart attack.”

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Are Sugary Snacks Making Us Dumb?

Everyone knows that sweets can impact your waistline, but a new study published in the Journal of Physiology says sugar can actually affect your intelligence, as well.

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Could It Really Be Okay to Drink While You’re Pregnant?

For years, most pregnant women have regarded alcohol as fearfully as they might a knife-wielding maniac. But a new study suggests that light to moderate drinking early in pregnancy might not be as bad as we’ve all thought.

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Why Don’t Pizza Chains Want to Share Calorie Information? [VIDEO]

In today’s health-conscious age, it seems a given that chain restaurants would share nutritional information to better inform their customers. And yet, several pizza restaurants, including Domino’s, Papa John’s, Little Caesars, Godfather’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, have banded together to fight legislation requiring them to post calorie content right on their menus.

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Feeling Stressed Out? New Study Reveals Shopping Is a Great Way to Cope

There are lots of ways to relieve stress, and it seems whipping out your wallet is among them — not to pay for a visit to your shrink, but to go shopping.

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