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Emergency Room Technician Swam to Work After Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]

Having your house surrounded by water because of a flood is usually a good enough reason to stay home from work, but not this time.

Marsha Hedgepeth works as a technician in an emergency room. So when Hurricane Sandy put her Toms River, New Jersey, neighborhood under 10 feet of water, she knew she had to get to her hospital so she could help those who were injured in the superstorm.

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What Are the Most Common Places to Find Germs in a Restaurant?

For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner takes place at the dining room table. But if your family's tradition involves going to local restaurant instead, you should understand the risk factors involved in breaking bread with hundreds, possibly thousands, of other people who might not be as hygienic as you.

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Study Links Flu During Pregnancy to Autism

What exactly causes autism is still uncertain, but researchers are investigating the possibility that a mother having the flu while she is pregnant may increase the likelihood of her child being born with the condition.

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10 Active NBA Players Who Suffer From Conditions or Disorders

Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White is unhappy with how the team is handling his anxiety disorder, and he's turned to Twitter to vent about it. On Tuesday night, White released a statement saying, "As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship."

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FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths

In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.

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Woman Sells Her Kidney, Lung, Corneas, Liver to Pay the Rent

When times get hard, it sometimes becomes necessary to unload valuable possessions as a means for getting over the hump, so to speak. However, when financial desperation forces you to sell your non-vital organs just to pay the rent, maybe it's time to get a part-time job or something.

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Test Your Eyesight With the Superb Vision Test App

Have you ever wondered whether you were colorblind or just needed glasses, but you're not sure if an appointment with the eye doctor is warranted? Well, with the Vision Test App, all you need is your phone to know if you need to start trying on frames.

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Facebook Makes You Spend More and Over-Eat — Dollars and Sense

Facebook may be giving people a false sense of self-esteem, leading to overspending and gluttonous behavior, according to new research.

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Are You Planning to Get a Flu Shot This Year? — Survey of the Day

Flu season is upon us, and the best way to avoid the chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort of influenza is to get a flu shot. The vaccine, which greatly reduces your chance of catching the bug, is available at most drug stores.

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Seattle Girl Receives New Kidney for Halloween

Many kids across the United States spent their Halloween dressed up in scary costumes while running around collecting as much candy as possible from their neighbors. Two-year-old Evelyn Sherman, however, spent her Halloween receiving the greatest treat of all: a new kidney and a new life.

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