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Rock Doc: Undulant fever in cattle and people
A few bacteria have some tricks up their sleeves. One of them is the rod-shaped Brucella bacterium, the agent that causes brucellosis, or what is sometimes known as "undulant fever" because it causes people to run debilitating fevers that wax and wane over long periods of time.
Sign of consciousness in 'vegetative state' patient
A patient in a seemingly vegetative state, unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness that had not been detected before, a new study reveals.
5 myths about the Affordable Care Act
As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act continues, let's look at some of the most persistent myths about the law — and some new ones that have cropped up.
VIDEO: Woman plans to hand out letters to 'moderately obese' trick-or-treaters
TV and radio stations out of Fargo, North Dakota are reporting that a local woman will not hand out candy to children she believes are 'moderately obese.' Instead she plans to give those kids a letter to take home to their parents which claims it is "irresponsible" to let them trick or treat.
Pumpkin seeds are tasty, nutritious
Native Americans were the first to use pumpkin seeds as food — and they were on to a good thing.
10 tips to ease holiday travel stress
Going home for the holidays can easily turn into a high-stress situation as millions of Americans converge during the year's busiest travel time. Use these 10 tips to alleviate some stress and cost.
Married people are fatter and happier
Doctors at Harvard tossed some more data on the pile last month, showing that married patients were more likely to identify cancer in its early stages and less likely to die from the disease than their unmarried peers.
For kids, toning up the body may be a good way to tone up the mind
Getting kids active is a key component of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, which says "children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight." But can physical activity also help improve a child's academic performance?
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Focus of special section
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we offer several features that provide information on detection and prevention, local efforts to aid breast cancer patients and essays from three area women who share their experiences. Some of the proceeds generated by the advertisers who supported this effort will go to the Looking Ahead Breast Cancer Support Group, which meets at St. Brigid’s Church in Meadville the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Pinkvette leaves lasting legacy of hope
In less than two years, the PinkVette raised thousands of dollars, logged hundreds of miles and touched countless lives — feats that left a lasting legacy of hope, according to volunteers who supported the project from the beginning to its recent end.
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