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An Aetna benefits card. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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Aetna Profit and Earnings Forecast Rise

Aetna's first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition, and the health insurer hiked its 2014 earnings forecast above Wall Street estimates.

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Blood test. (AP Photo/Keystone, Fabrice Coffrini)
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DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Debated

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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(Credit: Feng Yu, ThinkStock)
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Smartphones Can Remind Us to Take Our Meds

Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications.

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4 Years After BP Spill, Health Still a Concern

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons of spew that would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.

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Feds Checking Heart Safety of Pain Pills

Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.

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Flickr / goblinbox_(queen_of_ad_hoc_bento)
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Is Your Lunch Hour a “Lunch Hour”?

With a few exceptions, most people get 1 hour  to eat their midday meal. You know what?  The reality is that's not happening.

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Flickr / Daniel Paquet
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How to Avoid the Flu

Each year hundreds of people die from it, thousands are hospitalized.  It's one nasty bug you don't want.

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Some Parents See ADHD Drugs As Study Aids [AUDIO]

An extensive survey shows many parents appear oblivious to the real long-term effects of ADHD drugs.

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Flickr / Paolo Camera
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7 Ways to be Positive in 2014

As we start out the brand new year, did you know that almost 50 per cent of Americans think 2014 will be better than past years?

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Peter Dazeley, Getty Images
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Lung Scans Advised for Some Smokers

Certain current or former heavy smokers should get yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers says- even as they stress that the tests aren't for everyone.

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