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Area's air among cleanest in country

Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

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Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.
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Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. Now that I am older, my efforts often bring about disappointing results.
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Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.
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A different view of the parable of the talents

A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.
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As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.
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Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.
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How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.
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Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest β€” and only β€” daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.
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How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.
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5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as β€œthe change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ... Read More
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Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.
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Tomatoes on attack against cancer

Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

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Updated: apr. 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family’s overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

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Updated: apr. 19, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Study links Facebook to depression

Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what’s happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

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Updated: apr. 19, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.
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Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.
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Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.
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Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.
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