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Woman, 72, who does CrossFit daily is serious #workoutgoals

Lauren Bruzzone/Carozza Fitness(NEW YORK) — Lauren Bruzzone, 72, is a true fitness inspiration. The attorney and adjunct college professor regularly attends a 6 a.m. CrossFit class at a gym near her Stamford, Connecticut, home. She has been active her whole life, usually taking a dance or step aerobics class two days a week, but became a CrossFit devotee five years …

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Sisters shave off hair so mom with breast cancer won’t have to fight alone

Courtesy Joanna McPherson(NEW YORK) — Two sisters have shaved their heads in solidarity with their mom who lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy. “I kept trying to discourage them,” Joanna McPherson of Shreveport, Louisiana, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. She said she told them, “I don’t know if you know what you’re really asking to do. You hair is …

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The hidden danger of the humble toothpick

Guido Cautreels/EyeEm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Before you bite into that sandwich, take a closer look. Toothpicks have been known to injure thousands more people every year than plane crashes or shark attacks. The danger a single toothpick can represent was highlighted in a recent case study published by the New England Journal of Medicine about a man who nearly died …

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As the deep chill thaws, stay vigilant to avoid catching a cold

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The weather outside has been dangerously frightful for much of the nation. The extreme cold is also very dangerous for our health. There’s frost bite, hypothermia and increased risk for respiratory tract infections. “The extreme cold temperature effects white blood cells, so cold temperatures are a liability in fighting infection,” Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonologist …

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‘Westworld’ star Evan Rachel Wood opens up about suicide attempt, mental illness

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) — In a very raw and personal essay, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood opened up about her struggles with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, calling mental illness one of the “biggest lies in society today.” “Because we can’t see depression, it’s easier to write off. It’s easier for people to put a negative stereotype on you,” she …

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Can beer help a mom breastfeed?

Wavebreak/iStock(NEW YORK) — In Maryland, beer enthusiasts love February. They’ve even renamed it “FeBREWary” to celebrate the joy of drinking craft beers all month long. It’s not intended, of course, for pregnant or nursing mothers. But there’s an old bit of folk wisdom that downing a beer, particularly a stout, can help increase milk production. So is it true? Well, …

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Fecal transplants, probiotics and the microbiome: What you need to know

royaltystockphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — By: Dr. Tiffany Truong The human body is host to an ecosystem of microorganisms living most prominently within our digestive tract, which many people know as the microbiome. While most of these microbes are harmless or even helpful to us, an imbalance within this complex community has been linked to conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel …

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‘Bachelor’ contestant’s sexual assault story highlights systemic rape kit issue

Carlo107/iStock(NEW YORK) — This week on The Bachelor, contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes told Colton Underwood that she was drugged and raped four years ago while she was in college. The 23-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University graduate said she went to a hospital to have a rape kit performed the morning after the alleged assault, but “they told me they wouldn’t do a …

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11-year-old raises $60K to grant wishes for elderly residents in nursing homes where her mother works

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock(HARRISON, Ark.) —  A kind-hearted fifth-grader is delivering smiles to the elderly by granting three wishes to everyone she meets. Ruby Kate Chitsey has spent a lot of her time visiting multiple long-term nursing care centers with her mother, Amanda Chitsey, who is a nurse practitioner that provides hands-on care to residents. In doing so, Ruby Kate has fulfilled the …

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Uber releases fitness guide so you can get a workout on your next ride

Uber(NEW YORK) — Uber just launched a fitness guide to keep you busy and active while on your ride. The Uber x Adidas Fitness Guide has six easy moves to do while sitting down in the car. According to Uber, the moves are “designed to maximize riding time and ensure that your minutes in an Uber are well spent.” Uber …

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