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Surgeon General: Don't Let Hair Get In The Way

Dr. Regina Benjamin wants a culture of fitness, and she's asking black women to stop worrying about their hair, and hit the gym. She's promoting a contest for the best gym-friendly hairdos.
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A Link Between Mental Health And Mass Violence?

Accused Wisconsin shooter, Wade Michael Page, reportedly struggled with alcoholism, and recently broke up with a girlfriend. Aurora shooter James Holmes was reportedly seeing a psychiatrist. Host Michel Martin looks at the links between mental health and mass violence with Dr. Carl Bell of the Institute for the Prevention of Violence.
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School Lunch Milk Cartons Take A Hit In New Ad Campaign

One group's mission to abolish dairy from school lunches may take broccoli battles national, as they blame milk and cheese for bloating students' caloric consumption and their waistlines.
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Coaches Prepare For New Preseason Heat Rules In Maryland

Pre-season high school sports practices are about to begin, and coaches and other researchers are preparing to implement new rules in Maryland that help athletes avoid heat-related illnesses during the hottest months. 

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A Fantastic Camp In Front Royal, Va.

Camp Fantastic allows kids who are too sick to attend traditional camp — such as those living with active cancer — to get the summer camping experience.
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Scientists See Progress In Alzheimer's Despite Growing List of Drug Failures

Pfizer's research on an experimental drug that attacks plaques in the brain has been discontinued. But scientists say they're hopeful that new treatments that attack a specific protein in plaques will have better success.

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