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The Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians

According to a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about eight million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Read more

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Making art is helping heal veterans, parolees

Philadelphia's mural arts program brings together artists with residents most in need- veterans, at-risk youth and the physically and menta… Read more

Survivor of rare polio-like illness shares her story

In 2014, Lydia Pilarowski was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. While some children never fully recover from AFM, Lydia has improved s… Read more

127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states. Read more

Animals Inside & Out returns to Ag Park Tuesday

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Prior to attending this year's Animals Inside & Out event at Platte County Ag Park, fourth-grad… Read more


Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card

Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F. Read more

Medicare For All? CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already

Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tells private insurance officials that a push by some Democrats to expand Medicare would only increase troubles the program already faces. Read more

Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old on ventilator

The parents of Payton Summons, who was declared brain-dead, have been granted more time to keep their 9-year-old on a ventilator at a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital. Read more


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Want to live to age 100? Work less, rest more

The number of hours you log at work each week can have a significant impact on your health and your longevity — especially if you overwork. Read more

These states have the highest rates of breast cancer

See which states have the highest, and lowest, breast cancer incidence rates. Read more

These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

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Talk to your parents about caregiving

Even if your parents are active and healthy, there comes a time when you realize they may need a little help as they age. While I'm hopeful that my parents, who are in their early 60 s and in good health, won't need much assistance from me for another 10 or 15 years, I've already started asking about their... Read more

Shop for a better deal on plans during Medicare open enrollment

If you've ever been to a restaurant with a long and bewildering menu, you know it can be tough to find appealing options that fit your budget. That's the challenge that seniors face this fall as they peruse Medicare coverage options that are more confusing than ever. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare... Read more

Get your passion (fruit) on!

Passion fruit is a type of berry that grows on a vine. It's been said that after eating passion fruit, you'll fall in love with the next person you see. Playful, or risqué as that may be, the historical passion behind this tropical Brazilian native is related to the passion of Christ, given by South American... Read more