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New physical fitness guidelines issued and most of us aren’t meeting them

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. government has issued the first new guidelines on physical fitness since 2008 with the message that Americans need to move more, especially kids. Just one in five teens meet the recommendation of at least 60 minutes of activity each day, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. For the first time, the new …

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Vast majority of violent crime goes unreported in metro Atlanta: Hospital study

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The vast majority of violent crimes in sampled areas of metro Atlanta go unreported to police, according to a new study by Grady Memorial Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that was published in the peer-reviewed journal, JAMA Internal Medicine. Unlike most medical research, this study has origins in the local police department. Years ago, DeKalb …

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How to hack your gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly every piece of advice these days for finding happiness includes something about gratitude, including everything from saying three things you’re thankful for each day to keeping a gratitude journal. The advice is sound — research shows gratitude makes us happier, healthier people — but actually practicing gratitude is the bigger hurdle. The good news, experts say, …

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Keto, Whole30 followers give thanks: Here are your most popular Thanksgiving Pinterest recipes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For many people, Thanksgiving is a holiday full of mashed potatoes, cheesy casseroles and decadent desserts. But while these foods may seem like a hard pass for followers of the popular Whole30 and ketogenic diets, they don’t have to be. “Thanksgiving is very much a traditional holiday, so it’s about creating a keto or Whole30 version of …

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Vietnam War veterans’ kids say Agent Orange impact ‘a nightmare’

Angelica Caye Kuhn(NEW YORK) — Angelica Caye Kuhn was on the road to becoming a nurse. The mother of two was working as a patient care technician nearly two decades ago when one day she heard a pop in her back. She was in pain for days and, after several tests, she was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, a spinal cord …

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What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

iStock/ThinkstockTIFFANY YEH, M.D. (NEW YORK) — Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. today, with almost 30.3 million of people suffering from difficulties in managing their blood sugar. It is the seventh leading cause of death, and the No. 1 leading cause of kidney failure, adult-onset blindness, and lower limb amputation. Most people with diabetes …

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Everything you need to know about Ebola

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now the most severe in the country’s recorded history and ranks the third worst on the African continent. At least 319 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Central African nation’s eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which share borders with Uganda …

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s current Ebola outbreak worst in country’s history, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the worst in the country’s recorded history, with 319 confirmed and probable cases, resulting in 198 deaths, the country’s health ministry said. Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-fatal type of hemorrhagic fever, is endemic to the region. It’s the 10th …

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FDA plans to restrict sale of flavored e-cigarettes

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly plans to sharply restrict the sale of most flavored electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in retail stores and gas stations in an effort to decrease the prevalence of vaping. The agency’s plans, expected to be announced next week, are part of an effort to reduce the use of flavored …

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As we age our bones get more brittle: What you need to know about falling

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs after falling on Wednesday evening. She went home after her fall, but had discomfort throughout the night and was later admitted to the hospital for broken ribs on her left side. This is not the first time Ginsburg has suffered this kind …

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