Health

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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

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Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any...
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So, you always thought the stomach flu is influenza. Well, it’s not

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Colder weather is here and with it is sure to come coughing, sneezing, runny noses, and sicknesses of all sorts. When trying to treat an...
The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Federal health care website up and running after slow start

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The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as...
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There’s a new president at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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NORFOLK -- Carolyn Carpenter has been promoted to president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, effective Nov. 1. Carpenter joined Sentara Healthcare in Sept. 2017 as...
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Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

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People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent...
In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor's table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over the nine years. Results were released on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass, File)

Guns send more than 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

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Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of nearly $3...
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Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

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Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There's no guarantee they will cover certain doctors...
The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate _ but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Science says: Sex and gender aren’t the same

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Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex...