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Freak Accident Gives Paralympic Cyclist Back Her Legs [VIDEO]
Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and not the act that repairs it, but Monique va der Vorst didn’t live this cliched story. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise ȁ…
Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check
A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories. Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was …
US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010. Last year, there were 34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19, a nine percent drop from 2009 and the lowest rate in the nearly 70 years such data has …
Scary Data About Drink-Spiking Released — Health Check
Frightening new data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that in 2009, more than 14,000 people visited hospital emergency room for intentional drug poisoning. Peter J. Delany, PhD, the director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics…

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