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Dr. John McBride examines 9-month-old Martez after his mother, Ceasha Moorer, brought him in to check on his asthma. Courtesy of Karen Schaefer hide caption

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Does Tylenol Worsen Asthma For Kids?

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In a study, patients with Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous-system disorder, had fewer falls after taking up Tai Chi. iStockphoto hide caption

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Tai Chi May Help Parkinson's Patients Regain Balance

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The Morning-After Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

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Start Early To Curb Heart Risks For A Lifetime

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Why Contact Lens Hygiene Is Important To Eye Safety

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Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future

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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

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A Kansas City family prepares a meal together. A new study finds that working mothers log more hours — and get more stressed — than working fathers while multitasking at home. (This family wasn't part of the research.) Allison Long/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help

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Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

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One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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