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NJ’s Mom2Mom helpline looking to go national

Efforts are underway in New Jersey to expand Mom2Mom, a 24/7 peer counseling helpline for caretakers of children with special needs, nationwide.

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People are turning to various medical procedures to shed extra pounds. (Amy Walters, ThinkStock)
People are turning to various medical procedures to shed extra pounds. (Amy Walters, ThinkStock)
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Fitness Trends: Medical procedures for weight loss

In Part 4 of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at some of the evasive and non-evasive procedures available for getting rid of stubborn fat.

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Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely

They weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in how hard hospitals try to save them, a study finds.

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Study – Gay, bisexual kids bullied more, even at early age

Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up -- even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem.

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Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.

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HealthBeat Smartphone Microscope
This handout photo provided by Daniel A. Fletcher shows a Cellscope being used in an outdoor setting. (Daniel A. Fletcher, UC Berkeley via AP)
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Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites -- by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.

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How technology is helping us with our diet and exercise routines. (kzenon, ThinkStock)
How technology is helping us with our diet and exercise routines. (kzenon, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends – How technology is helping us stay on track

In Part 3 of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the technology that plays a role in our meal and exercise routines.

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Do we work too much? (David De Lossy, ThinkStock)
Do we work too much? (David De Lossy, ThinkStock)
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Down time can mean better productivity at work, study shows

If you're spending more and more time at the office because you've got so much to do, you might want to rethink your approach to the situation.

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Fitness trends: How people are getting in shape

In our week-long on-air series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at workout routines that have become more popular in recent years.

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In Part 1 of a series we examine the latest diet trends. (s1rena, ThinkStock)
In Part 1 of a series we examine the latest diet trends. (s1rena, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends – The diet plans that are gaining popularity

In Part 1 of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we take a closer look at diet plans and supplements that have become more popular in recent years.

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