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One Woman's Experience As A Clinical Trial 'Lab Rat'

A year after recovering from malignant melanoma, Salon.com writer Mary Elizabeth Williams found out it had returned in the form of metastatic, Stage 4 cancer. In October 2011, she started a clinical trial for a new melanoma drug. Halfway through the trial, she discusses her "life as a lab rat."
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The Risks And Rewards Of Practicing Yoga

Yoga can be extremely beneficial, but it also can be quite dangerous. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Broad examines the pleasures and pitfalls of the practice in his latest book, The Science of Yoga.
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Controversial Komen Policy Official Resigns

Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.
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Screening Kids For Cholesterol Can Raise Awareness And Anxiety

New federal guidelines say every child should be screened for high cholesterol once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21. The testing aims to find kids with extremely high cholesterol caused by a genetic condition. But the testing will find others whose cholesterol may not need treatment.
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Ft. Washington Family Found Unconscious From Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide poisoning struck again this week at Prince George's County firefighters found a family unconscious in their Fort Washington home due to exposure to the odorless gas.

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Taxing Sugar, Will It Help People Be Healthier?

New research indicates excessive consumption of sugar leads to an increase in all kinds of chronic diseases. But how much sugar is too much? Would making sugary foods more expensive help to get consumers to cut back?

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