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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment stats fudged

Only 6.7 million Americans were enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans as of mid-October, not 7.1 million, the Obama administration admitted Thursday.

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Buckle up: Top cowboy round-up to lasso cancer

A small group from Prineville is rallying together to help fight cancer in Central Oregon. They have collected unique rodeo belt buckles from some of the great cowboys and plan to auction them off as a set at the upcoming National Rodeo Championships in Las Vegas.

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat

"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home."

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Big jump in Medicaid spending after Obamacare

Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11 percent in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.


Tips to help quit during 'Great American Smokeout'

Celebrate more birthdays with the American Cancer Society by quitting smoking during this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday. If you or someone you love is looking to “kick the habit” this year, here are some helpful tips on how to break free from a smoking addiction.

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Compassion and Choices

Right-to-die advocate's mom blasts Vatican remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

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