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This ground-breaking study could change breast cancer treatment forever

A ground-breaking breast cancer study suggests that many patients can skip chemotherapy and still beat the disease. Read more

Regional Health officials quiet after Phillips steps down as CEO

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Brent Phillips’ abrupt departure as Regional Health president and CEO, following a unanimous vote b… Read more

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4 Tools to help seniors stay on track with medication

Medication management can be difficult for older adults who take multiple prescriptions. Here are a few apps and tools to make it easier and safer. Read more

In Florida, Midterm Elections Hold Faint Hope For Medicaid Expansion

Republicans’ overwhelming majorities in the state legislature make pursuing a policy that could benefit 660,000 uninsured adults a “long shot,” political analysts say. Read more

Why vaping doesn’t help smokers quit

A new study shows that smoking electronic cigarettes will not help you quit smoking real cigarettes. Read more

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10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Impaired sleep over many years may be a risk factor for some forms of dementia

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that sleep deprivation eventually could lead to Alzheimer's disease? ANSWER: There have been a number of studies looking at the effect of sleep on disorders that impair cognitive function, such as Alzheimer's disease. Although no research has shown a clear link between... Read more

Domestic abuse survivor fights her past in the ring

Casey Lynn takes a deep breath, pulls her boxing gloves to her mouth and uses her teeth to make one final adjustment before stepping into the ring. Read more

A 5-year-old died from cancer, but not before preparing his own obituary

"My name is: Garrett Michael Boofias Read more