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National Children's Dental Health Month: Saving smiles with simple tips

01/30/2015 11:37 AM EST
The notion of children being terrified of the dentist is nothing new. Loud drills, sharp tools and a distinctive smell are enough to make youngsters afraid of hopping into that reclined chair. 
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Ask Dr. K; OTC cold meds not for young children
01/30/2015 11:35 AM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> My 5-year-old daughter has a bad cold, but her pediatrician doesn't want me to give her over-the-counter cold medication. Full Story

Less invasive brain surgery on tap
01/30/2015 11:34 AM EST - WASHINGTON >> Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Full Story

Four things to watch for in new government dietary guidelines
01/23/2015 04:14 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. Full Story

Study: Environment trumps genetics when it comes to your immune system
01/23/2015 04:13 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Lifestyle changes may stop BPH symptoms
01/23/2015 04:12 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> Can you discuss medications to treat BPH? DEAR READER >> Around the time of a man's 50th birthday, his prostate begins to grow. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Inflammatory bowel disease causes lifelong symptoms
01/16/2015 03:54 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> What is inflammatory bowel disease? DEAR READER >> Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually refers to two conditions: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Full Story

Are vapes good, bad or in between?
01/16/2015 03:54 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> More smokers are trading in their cigarettes for "vape" products, but claims they can be used to quit nicotine altogether have not been proven. Full Story

Ankle replacement the right step for some patients
01/10/2015 04:54 PM EST - LEE >> A few years ago, Bill Roche couldn't have imagined he'd be able to spend three months exploring the rugged terrain of Alaska. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Diet, sleep and exercise generate energy
01/09/2015 01:44 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> We use the word "energy" a lot. But what exactly is it? Full Story

Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women. Full Story
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops Annie Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking best feature at the annual honors for animation. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.