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- Q&A: What are trans fats? The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will eventually be a thing of the past. The Food and Drug Administration says it is phasing them out, saying they are a threat to public health. Some questi
- Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off The Associated Press CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. -- This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output. While the big bounce-back is welcomed in the nation's third-largest apple-producing state, the bounty pre
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- RA medication treats pain DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had rheumatoid arthritis since 2010. I take two naproxen a day sometimes, but only one if the pain is not bad. I am allergic to several medications. My doctor wants me to use methotrexate or start using injection drugs. I am
For health care consumers, sticker shock leads to anger
Americans who face higher insurance costs under President Barack Obama's health-care law are angrily complaining about "sticker shock," threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it.
VIDEO: Handy gadgets to help your sick child
Having a sick child is the worst. All you want to do is make them feel better, and a lot of times it feels like there is very little you can do. Now there are some handy gadgets to help you make your little one feel better sooner without stressing yourself out.
- High creatinine level can affect surgery DEAR DR. ROACH: I have Type 2 diabetes, which is under control, but my creatinine level fluctuates between 2.2 and 3, staying mostly at 2.6. I am asymptomatic and feel fine. I have no swelling in my ankles, and my blood pressure is within normal rang
5 myths about the Affordable Care Act
As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act continues, let's look at some of the most persistent myths about the law — and some new ones that have cropped up.
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