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Options for cutting back on alcohol consumption

03/30/2015 10:35 AM EDT
People who drink too much and want to cut back, but don't consider themselves alcoholics, may feel they have few options that don't involve 12-step meetings and abstinence, but that's not the case. 
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Ask Dr. K: Habits help with weight-loss goal
03/27/2015 05:51 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> One popular book claims that there are "7 habits of highly effective people. Full Story

Study: Breast tissue biopsy mistakes made
03/20/2015 02:35 PM EDT - CHICAGO >> Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests. Full Story

Aspirin users may get less colon cancer
03/20/2015 02:31 PM EDT - CHICAGO >> Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Getting measles vaccine is a no-brainer
03/20/2015 02:31 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> Should I vaccinate my daughter against measles? DEAR READER >> I was born before there was a measles vaccine, and I got the measles. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Carrying extra weight can be OK, sometimes
03/13/2015 04:46 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> Is it possible to be obese and healthy at the same time? Full Story

How much sleep is enough?
03/15/2015 05:41 PM EDT - Everyone knows how important getting a good night's sleep is to leading a healthy and productive life, but it can sometimes be difficult to determine if we are getting enough sleep — or too much. Full Story

Finding a new recipe for next fall's flu vaccine
03/09/2015 11:49 AM EDT - WASHINGTON — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said last week, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter. Full Story

Exploring health implications of e-cigarettes
03/06/2015 02:57 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Always review medications with doctor
03/06/2015 02:56 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I'm in my 70s. Every day I take 10 medications, many of which I have been taking for years. Full Story

Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Full Story
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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

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