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Contaminated water still plagues lakeside community in Michigan

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality(OSCADA, Mich.) — On a December morning two years ago, Anthony Spaniola’s wife looked out the window of their lakefront cabin in the northern Michigan town of Oscada and told him it had snowed. But the foam whipping around his property in the wind wasn’t snow. Spaniola would later learn it was actually a chemical-laced substance …

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Engaged trainers share their Valentine’s Day couples workout

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The couple that works out together, stays together. Just ask Bree Branker and CJ Koegel, two fitness trainers and models whose love stays strong through the tough workouts they put in together. Branker and Koegel met while rock climbing at an event for Wilhemina fitness models. The pair are now engaged and planning their wedding, where …

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Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful

PeopleImages/iStockBY: DR. ERICA ORSINI (BOSTON) — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future. The new delivery method comes in the form of a blueberry-sized pill. Once it’s swallowed, it is able to align itself on …

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IVF coverage by employers on the rise? How to know what your company offers

posteriori/iStock(NEW YORK) — Infertility coverage is the in-demand benefit of the moment for women and more companies are stepping up to offer to help pay for treatments like in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Over 400 U.S. companies offer benefits for fertility treatments, according to data collected by Fertility IQ, a fertility information website. Starbucks offers one of the best company benefits, with …

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Beer before wine is fine? No, you’ll still be hungover

Wavebreakmedia/iStock(LONDON) — The old saying goes, beer before wine and you’ll be fine — the next morning. But wine before beer? Many folks have long said the order in which different types of drinks are consumed will affect one’s hangover — in England, for example, there’s the saying, “Grape or grain, but never the twain.” But a group of scientists …

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Trump to receive second physical as president after last year’s controversy

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is scheduled Friday to receive his second physical since taking office, after last year’s checkup raised questions about the true state of his health. Trump, 72, was the oldest president elected in U.S. history at 70. Last year, he was said to be in “excellent health” after undergoing his …

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Supreme Court puts Louisiana abortion law on hold

dkfielding/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a controversial Louisiana abortion law set to take effect Friday which requires abortion providers in that state to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor to grant an emergency stay while …

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Doctors race to find out more about polio-like disease AFM before next wave

Courtesy the Carr family(NEW YORK) — Four-year-old Camdyn Carr began the fight of his life two months ago at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was first diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The Carr family have remained steady in the battle as their child’s body fights a modern day medical mystery that left him mostly paralyzed …

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Explaining Trump’s talk of ‘late-term abortions’ during State of the Union

Andy445/iStock(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump brought up “late-term abortions” during the 2019 State of the Union, and it’s left doctors scratching their heads. “As a board-certified Ob-Gyn, I wish people understood that the term ‘late-term abortion’ is not remotely a medical term. In fact, even Ob-Gyns don’t know what people are referring to when we hear this term,” said …

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Gabrielle Union says she felt like a ‘failure’ for having a daughter via surrogate

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress and new mom Gabrielle Union admits she felt like she was “surrendering to failure” when she decided to use a surrogate to welcome her first child into the world. Union, 46, welcomed her first child with husband Dwyane Wade, last November, and has been open about her struggles with infertility, multiple miscarriages, Adenomyosis diagnosis …

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