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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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This Video Will Give You a ‘Yoga Boner’

The brilliant and subversive MC Jelly Donut and rapper Daveed Diggs have paired to sing the praises of something we all know and love: The Yoga Butt.

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Three Days Grace’s Brad Walst Joins Neuroblastoma Research Fundraiser

Three Days Grace are usually pretty good about signing on for causes, but bassist Brad Walst has a personal reason for participating in the James Fund's walk-run fundraiser for neuroblastoma research. His young son was diagnosed as having a cancerous neuroblastoma tumor several years ago.

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You Probably Don’t Need an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor

It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups. But that may not be the case.

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Some People — GASP — May Not Actually Be Sick When They Take a Sick Day

In not-so-stunning news, it appears that every sick day taken by employees may not be due to genuine illness. The latest survey by CareerBuilder found that about a third of all call-ins last year were made by workers who simply opted to take the day off rather than save their sick time for when they actually needed it.

However, the most interesting attribute of calling in sick is the excuses that people make for not coming into work. Sure, there are the standard lines that most managers hear repeatedly, but some employees get creative with their excuses.

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‘Cold Weather Makes Me Feel Like Crap’ — Ask Dr. Harry Fisch

My mood tends to drop with the weather -- How do I avoid getting the winter blues? -- Teddy, 39

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That Pirate Costume You Bought Might Be Poisonous [VIDEO]

Halloween is supposed to be about harmless scares and fun, but the holiday took a truly frightening turn when Federal inspectors recently seized more than a thousand Chinese-made costumes for lead contamination.

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10 Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while millions of women across the country will be getting screenings and consulting with their doctors about this very private issue, there are some who have gone through the detection-treatment-recovery sequence publicly. The last celebrity on our list may surprise you ...

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‘Can a Man Get a Yeast Infection?’ — Ask Dr. Harry Fisch

Will wearing a condom protect me from catching a yeast infection? And can men even get yeast infections?

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Do You Need Coffee to Make It Through the Day? — Survey of the Day

Just about every workplace has a coffee maker somewhere. And that's because a good chunk of the employed can't make it through their nine-to-five without a jolt of joe. But just what percentage of workers would be doomed if coffee suddenly disappeared?

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Beer Muscles Are a Real Thing Now, Says Science

There have been countless naysayers throughout the years guilty of spewing out health-nut, anti-beer propaganda in hopes of convincing a society of two-fisted boozehounds that a drinker’s lifestyle is detrimental to his health.

However, an ambitious and heroic team of Japanese scientists has recently concluded that all of that “beer is bad for you” business is for feeble-bodied weaklings, as their research indicates that a steady regimen of good old-fashioned beer drinking can actually keep muscles strong.

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