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Study: Lumpectomy, Radiation To Treat Breast Cancer Is Better

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, choosing a course of treatment can be difficult.

01/28/2013

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Health Watch: More Women Smokers Dying Of Lung Cancer

Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.

01/23/2013

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FDA Orders Makers Of Sleeping Pills To Cut Dosage For Women

In today’s Health Watch, the FDA is ordering the makers of Ambien and and other sleeping pills to slash the dosage in half for women.

01/10/2013

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Health Watch: Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk

Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, published in the journal Neurology, finds there may be some big health benefits to eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods.

10/08/2012

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Researchers: Excessive Sitting Linked To Chronic Diseases

Too much sitting at work or at home could be taking a couple years off your life.

07/10/2012

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Health Watch: Milk-Based Vs. Soy-Based Baby Formulas

When it comes to baby formulas, milk-based choices may not be the only healthy options. In Health Watch, researchers say baby formulas made with soy are just as good.

05/28/2012

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Study: Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups, Pacifiers Can Injure

Practically all young children use bottles, sippy cups, or pacifiers, but in Health Watch, we’re finding out they may not all be as safe as parents would like.

05/14/2012

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Study: Health Risks Increase For Baby Boomers With Asthma

An alarming new study shows the health risks for baby boomers with asthma increase significantly as they get older. In today’s Health Watch, we’re learning the disease is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.

05/04/2012

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Good Question: Do We Get Too Many X-Rays?

We’ve all been at the dentist with the round X-ray machine shoved against our jaw, biting down on plastic pieces of film with a lead apron on our chests. Now researchers have identified a possible connection between a brain tumor and dental X-rays.

04/11/2012

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Whooping Cough An Increasing Concern In Hennepin County

Minnesota health officials are warning parents to keep an eye out for whooping cough.

04/10/2012

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Study: Exercise May Help Kids Do Better In School

We all want our kids to do good in school. Now, a new study shows If you want your child to get better grades you may want to make sure they’re getting physically active.

01/02/2012

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How Mothers Interact With Toddlers Affects Their Weight

Researchers believe they’ve found a link between how mothers interact with their toddlers and the toddler’s weight later in life.

12/26/2011

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Study: Half Of Overweight Kids Participate In Sports

Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.

12/13/2011

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Health Watch: Promising New Surgery For Knee Problems

Doctors say three out of four people who are physically active will get a knee injury at some point, which can lead to arthritis or, in serious cases, a total joint replacement. Now, there’s a promising new technique using a surprising resource.

11/16/2011

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Experimental Cholesterol Drug Could Help Millions

In Health Watch, doctors are excited about a new cholesterol drug. They say it could eventually help millions of Americans control their cholesterol levels.

11/15/2011

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