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The Concert to Face Addiction

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Airs Thursday, November 2nd at 8p on WVIA-TV

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Fact or Fiction? Reverse Cardiovascular Disease with Nutrition

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Airs Tuesday, May 17th at 7p on WVIA-TV

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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

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Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

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Professional 'Guinea Pigs' Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

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One man died and five others were injured in a clinical trial in France this year. Trials like those depend on healthy people willing to take experimental medications in return for cash.

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Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

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Researchers from Oregon State University find that when healthy adults work one year past the typical retirement age of 65, they increase their odds of living longer.

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After A Long Day At The Computer Do You Have A Medical Problem?

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You're not alone if you feel a sting in your eyes and have blurry vision and neck pain after sitting in front of your computer for hours. But is there a name for your ailment?

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For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

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If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it's better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

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Pregnant Women Are The 'Forgotten Victims' Of War

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Doctors and midwives may have fled. Getting to a clinic could be risky. Women have even been shot while giving birth.

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Kendra Aucker

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President and CEO of Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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Andrea Towson, who has used heroin off and on for 30 years, is eager to get treatment. "I just want to wake up and eat breakfast and be normal, no matter what that might be," she says.

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Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the...

Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that...

Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail or prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing...

Study: Older Smokers Can Still Significantly Lower Risk Of Death If They Quit

Researcher Sara Nash tells NPR's Ailsa Chang why it's never to late to quit smoking. She's one of the authors of a...

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The Taxing Problem Due to an Aging Population

(Reprinted with permission from The Council of State Governments’ Capitol Ideas magazine.) Why are state fiscal...

6 Smart Money Moves When You Start a New Job

Finding work takes work — sending out well-crafted resumés, going on interviews, networking like mad… But experts...

Body Changes After 50: How Much Can You Really Control?

After 50, weight gain, fatigue and loss of strength serve as not-so-pleasant aging reminders. The good news is we...

The Nightmare: When a Parent With Alzheimer’s Wanders

For the past six weeks, Los Angeles area residents have been riveted by a story about a 55-year-old woman with early...

Jobless After 50? Start a Resilience Circle

(In 2015, Elizabeth White wrote the personal article for Next Avenue, “Unemployed, 55 and Faking Normal.” She has...