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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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After Hurricane Sandy: Tips for Making Tap Water Safe for Consumption

In light of recent storm activity with Hurricane Sandy, there is no better survival method to have in your back pocket than learning how to make unsafe tap water safe for consumption.

Contaminated water can be made safe to drink by either boiling the water for one minute or by using bleach (trust us). Here is what to do ...

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Race, Economic Status Affect Whether You’ll Receive Emergency CPR

White Americans with a few bucks in their pockets have a better chance of getting their lives saved by CPR than minorities on the wrong side of the poverty line, according to new research.

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New Hampshire Man Loses 330 Pounds In One Year [VIDEO]

If you're like me, you could probably stand to lose a couple pounds. Well, in my case more than a couple. There are people in the world who don't have such a great prognosis, but this guy took lemons and has begun to make lemonade.

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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You Probably Don’t Need an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor

It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups. But that may not be the case.

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At What Age Do We Stop Being ‘Young’? — Survey of the Day

In these days of 30 being the new 20 and 40 being the new 30 it can be a little difficult to derive at what age we cease being considered young. So the folks at the dating site Seeking Arrangement surveyed 1,000 of their members to get a better sense of when they think youth ends.

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Heart-Attack Victim Searches for Stranger Who Saved His Life

Toronto resident Jason Kroft, his wife and their two young children came to New York city earlier this month to visit Kroft's brother-in-law, Andrew Zeller. Zeller was giving the Canadian family a tour of 30 Rockefeller Plaza when Kroft, who had no history of heart disease, went into cardiac arrest, fell to the ground and stopped breathing.

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Paramedic Gives Cold, Elderly Man a Blanket, Gets Punished for It — Is It Fair?

A paramedic from Detroit is being punished by the powers that be because they say he had no right to give away a state-owned blanket to a man on the street just because he was cold.

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