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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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Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman

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Airs Wednesday, March 23rd at 10p on WVIA-TV

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