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‘My Weight Makes Me Feel Like A Drunk Driver Who Hasn't Been Caught—So I Went On "The Biggest Loser"'

Contestant: Kristi McCartAge: 32Hometown: Riverview, FloridaOccupation: Family law and estate planning attorneyStarting weight: 264 pounds I’ve steadily gotten heavier throughout my life, but I didn’t realize I had an actual problem until I had my first child 19 months ago. When I was breastfeeding and pumping, I was eating so much more than normal without […]

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Norovirus shuts 1,100 NHS beds in a WEEK

Norovirus shuts 1,100 NHS beds in a WEEK as health chiefs beg patients to stay at home if they are vomiting to cut pressure on overwhelmed hospitals More than thousand beds shut in effort to stop highly contagious virus spreading Calling for people to avoid going to doctors and stay home for at least two […]

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Samoa shuts down as government fights measles

Samoa measles crisis shuts down island nation after 62 people die as workers are told to stay inside for two days and put RED FLAGS outside their homes if they need MMR vaccinations Pacific island will be on lockdown Thursday and Friday, officials have revealed Will remain on lockdown until weekend as it tries to […]

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The Genius Way to Gift a Pet for the Holidays

This time of year, many parents are handed holiday wish lists from their kids—and puppies, kittens, ponies and other animals often make their way to the top of those lists. For some families, a hard “no” is fair! Pets are a big responsibility that may not be suitable to take on for a variety of […]

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Adults not living in metro areas have reduced access to care

(HealthDay)—Adults not living in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) are more likely to have reduced access to or use of health care services, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emily P. Terlizzi, M.P.H., and Robin A. Cohen, […]