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Adam's story: 63 pills a day

Health - 1 hour 13 min ago
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
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The monster that took my son

Health - 1 hour 34 min ago
A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
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Reporter faces challenges in West Africa

Health - 1 hour 50 min ago
CNN's Nima Elbagir shares the hardships of reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
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School start times are unhealthy

Health - 1 hour 55 min ago
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.
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Meet the Fittest Man on Earth

Health - 1 hour 56 min ago
From Fittest Man on Earth to new father, CrossFit champion Rich Froning talks about his success at the 2014 Games and where he goes from here.
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15 diseases doctors get wrong

Health - 1 hour 58 min ago
After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
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Gupta: How we created a heroin problem

Health - 1 hour 58 min ago
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.
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Addicted veterans get a second chance

Health - 1 hour 58 min ago
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
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Marijuana may reduce painkiller overdoses

Health - 1 hour 59 min ago
States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Human trial of Ebola vaccine to start this week

Health - 1 hour 59 min ago
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.
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Junk food messes with you

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:06
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.
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Ab workouts waste time

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:06
You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
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Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:05
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
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Fifth country confirms Ebola

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:27
The West African country has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its borders with Guinea.
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This is your brain on heroin

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:26
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics.
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Call for e-cigarette crackdown

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:40
The World Health Organization is calling for strict regulations on e-cigarettes.
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Surgical 'black box' coming soon

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:59
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
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Vaccine-autism study removed

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:57
A study on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed over "serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."
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Ebola outbreak death toll passes 1,550

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:45
The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Being an addict's mom

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:31
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this situation.
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