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'Marathon' style helped her lose 100 pounds

Like so many people, Nicole Durham was tired of being overweight. No one bullied her, and she didn't have a health scare. She was just sick of looking and feeling bad.

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7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them.

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RJ Reynolds vowing to fight $23.6B in damages

The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida.

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Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds, and an oxygen tank can be up to 50. Throw in the big boots, jacket, unruly fire hoses and challenging emergencies, and you'd expect most firefighters to be in peak…

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Jury awards $23.6 billion in smoking lawsuit

A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.

Cynthia Robinson claimed that smoking killed her husband, Michael Johnson, in 1996. She argued R.J…

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Is drinking with your kids a good idea?

On this the 30th anniversary of the national drinking age being raised to 21, I'm asking myself the following question: Am I better off never letting my girls drink around me, at home or at family celebrations, until they reach the legal drinking…

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Drugmaker in $54.7 billion merger aimed at cutting U.S....

Drugmaker AbbVie announced an agreement on a $54.7 billion merger with Britain's Shire designed to slash AbbVie's tax bill by moving its legal home out of the United States.

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CDC lab problems have ripple effect

The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC…

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Woman, 75, possibly assaulted in nursing home

A possible sex crime that reportedly happened at the Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center has Daytona Beach police wanting to investigate, but they say the facility is making it difficult.

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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.

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