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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

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People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

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Doctors spend lots of time answering questions about the latest drug ad, and that means less time answering questions that could really help your health, a primary care physician says.

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Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias

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Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.

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Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

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An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

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ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

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A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

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Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Why Is Nutrition Ignored In Medicine?

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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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Kendra Aucker

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President and CEO of Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg

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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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