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- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
- Study: More Than A Third Of American Pastors Obese Lack of money and time faced by many church leaders can lead to stresses that contribute to obesity.
- Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teens Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
- Expert Warns Doing This While Checking Your Messages Can Cause 'Email Apnea' Like sleep apnea, email apnea puts people at risk for a variety of illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack and diabetes, expert believe.
- Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children's Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?
- Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA A shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
- Study: Regular Exercise Adds Years To Life Span All that exercise will pay off, and could even add years to your life. Canadian researchers recently found young adults who did 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week added up to five years to their lives.
- Possibility Of Erasing Bad Memories Moves Closer Toward Reality Imagine having all your bad memories erased from your mind.
- CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
- Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.
- New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.
- Study: Using Marijuana Daily For Years Linked To Changes In Brain Using marijuana daily for years may be linked to changes in the brain, a new study finds.
- Does Hunching Over Smartphones Hurt Our Spines? According to one study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine.