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Health Watch: New Eye Procedure Could Make Reading Glasses Extinct

Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. “Cheaters,” as they are sometimes called, are those reading glasses you can buy at most drug stores without a prescription.

11/03/2014

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Coffee Drinking Habits Could Be Genetic

If it takes you several cups of coffee to get going in the morning, it could be genetic. A Harvard researcher polled 120,00 people on their coffee drinking habits, then scanned their DNA.

10/09/2014

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Report: Type 1, 2 Diabetes Leveled Off In Adults

In health news, the percentage of U.S. adults diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has leveled off in recent years. That’s according to researchers from the CDC who looked at data on almost 665,000 people.

09/27/2014

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Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon Cancer

The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.

08/26/2014

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New Immunization Law Takes Effect For Students This Fall

Changes to Minnesota’s Immunization law take effect this fall and doctors are reminding parents to schedule appointments prior the last-minute rush before the start of the school year. Even in mid-July, prepping for school is top of mind for Minneapolis resident Clevet Tellis and her children.

07/19/2014

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