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Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains
Include one in your breakfast menu

Health Tip: Beware of Household Chemicals
Store them safely

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More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.
Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says
Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior
Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk
Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals

Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School
Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
New drug helps regulate blood sugar

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

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