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What is bacterial meningitis?

It's the height of flu season but not all symptoms of the virus point to influenza. Sudden fever and headache may also be symptoms of early meningitis, which often mimics the flu.

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How holiday music may help your health

This time of year, the songs of the season are everywhere: at the mall, in elevators, on TV and in the earbuds of many personal audio devices. Why is holiday music so beloved? Mayo Clinic experts say music can benefit your health physically and emotionally.

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How does an officer recognize a stoned driver?

After California's passage of the Proposition 64 recreational marijuana initiative, authorities are on guard for impaired drivers for alcohol, pot, prescription drugs or all of the above. Highway Patrol training supervisor explains the challenges.

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Healthy pregnancy tips from the CDC

Taking care of yourself, working with your doctor, and getting your home ready are a few ways you can prepare for a healthy pregnancy. You should also get vaccinated against whooping cough and the flu during each pregnancy. Vaccines are an important part of every pregnancy because they help protect you and your baby from preventable diseases. Talk to your doctor about how vaccination during pregnancy can keep you and your developing baby safe.

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Does folic acid prevent childhood obesity?

Health care professionals have known for decades that women of childbearing age should take folic acid, because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with the neural tube defect, spina bifida. New research shows there may be another good reason for mothers-to-be to take the mineral — it may prevent obesity in children.

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Why are more people surviving heart attacks?

A heart attack is a traumatic and life-altering event, however, according to research released today, more people are surviving heart attacks now than they were just ten years ago, thanks to the advancement and accessibility of life-saving heart procedures.

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Pregnant couple weighs Zika virus risk

Tim Thackrey and his pregnant wife Carly Thackrey, both 36, talk about their decision to have Tim travel to Rio De Janeiro for the summer Olympics in August. Tim is a Taekwondo coach who has three athletes competing in the Olympic games and Carly is 6 months pregnant.

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What is bacterial meningitis?

It's the height of flu season but not all symptoms of the virus point to influenza. Sudden fever and headache may also be symptoms of early meningitis, which often mimics the flu.
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What is bacterial meningitis? 1:45

What is bacterial meningitis?

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines 1:39

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines

Female cat owners benefit most from stress-reducing effect of a pet 1:04

Female cat owners benefit most from stress-reducing effect of a pet

How holiday music may help your health 1:01

How holiday music may help your health