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  • Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pre ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Use hashtag #CentegraHealthy to share how you’re getting healthier in 2017

    What is hashtag #CentegraHealthy? It’s a way to celebrate life’s little wins that you do every day as you strive toward better health in 2017.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Don’t cut the cord too fast

    WASHINGTON – Don’t cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich b ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

    Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next d ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Straight Talk: With underage drinking, time for parents to choose another street

    The earlier a kid starts drinking alcohol, the more likely he is to develop a problem with it. Adult attitudes toward drinking alcohol play a big role ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry untangles infant, child 'tongue tie'

    Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion.
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

    CHICAGO – U.S. women increasingly are using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Although the actual ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Strict rest may not be best medicine for kids’ concussions

    CHICAGO – Strict rest may not be the best medicine for kids with concussions, a Canadian study found, challenging the idea physical activity should be ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 9 steps for getting back to the gym from celebrity trainers

    Looking to get back into working out after a lengthy or perhaps a lifelong hiatus but feeling intimidated at the thought of squatting alongside hand-s ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere

    CHICAGO – A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Top 5 reasons to choose assisted living

    “There’s no place like home” is true for many people, but for some seniors, home is no longer a safe, healthy place due to their declining health and ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 1:47 pm
  • Straight Talk: Teacher changes trajectory of troubled teen's life

    “Martin’s” dad was an unpredictable alcoholic who drank daily. His mom ran off with another man when Martin was 8, and his two older brothers were act ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Get A Grip: Life reviews: The bigger picture

    As the new year dawns, and we face it with optimism or trepidation, depending on who we voted for in the last election, among other things, many of us ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Protect yourself when engaging in winter sports activities

    Skin care is an important part of everyday life; whether you’re on vacation or going about your daily routine, sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher s ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Does a doctor's gender affect your chance of survival?

    CHICAGO – What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 3:18 pm
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