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'Law & Order' star on mission of health

To "Law & Order" fans, she'll forever be Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, but S. Epatha Merkerson has a new mission now. She's working with America's Diabetes Challenge to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes and the A1C test.

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Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year.

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Vote for Brandon Roux in 'No-Shave TODAY' contest

Vote for Brandon in NBC's TODAY Show #NoShaveToday contest!

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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey…

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those…

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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is…

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Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared…

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Study finds spring in your step could lift your mood

Does the cold, gray weather have you feeling down? Try putting a little spring in your step.

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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

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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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