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There's truth behind the phrase 'move it or lose it'

No doubt you’ve heard fitness experts say you need to “move it-or lose it!” Now a new study proves there is science behind that old saying, especially when it comes to our aging population.


How NOT to treat a cold

We spend a small fortune on cold medicines. But many of the treatments aren’t worth taking and can have side effects. Consumer Reports tells you what not to do as well as the best what's best to treat that cold.


Cracking open the health benefits of pistachios

February 26 is "National Pistachio Day," so a registered dietitian explains why a handful a day is worth it.


New St. Johns County health facility open

A new Health and Human Services building opens in St. Johns County, providing critical services to residents.


Coffee may reduce MS risk

A new study finds drinking at least six cups of coffee per day may lower your risk for developing multiple sclerosis.


Watch out for 2 very contagious illnesses: Strep throat,...

Rarely do all the local doctors I call each week say the same thing is going around but this week that's the case.  Strep throat will send you running to the doctor to get an antibiotic.    


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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...


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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?


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Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

A team of scientis...


Study: Vitamin deficiency more closely linked to diabetes

For years medical experts have said obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study says it could be a deficiency in vitamin D rather than a person's weight that increases their risk of diabetes.


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Study: Fight peanut allergy with peanuts

Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives "nut-free." But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them.


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