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Marine Gets Life-Saving Transplant from Deceased Fellow Soldier [VIDEO]

Marine Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, an Iraq war veteran who recently underwent a life-saving kidney transplant, received the organ from an unexpected source — 24-year-old fellow soldier Lt. Patrick Wayland.

The two men didn’t know each other, but after Wayland suffered a fatal heart attack while swimming in flight gear during training on August 1, Wayland’s family sought out the people it felt was “most deserving” of Patrick’s vital organs.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover

In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.

Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.

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‘Manorexia’ On the Rise — Over 25% of Eating Disorders Now Battled by Men

It’s no longer just women who are starving themselves to be thin.

Experts believe that the media’s increased glamorization of chiseled male bodies and six-pack abs are leading more and more men to suffer from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

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Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise

A study done on rodents shows that drinking red wine could do you as much good as working out.

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Texas is FAT! But not the fattest!

Texas is still looking a little beefy these days. The latest stats on obesity in the states have just been released. Find out how much our bottom line and waist line has changed… right here.

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Five Easy Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning

If you need to cool down this weekend, but you want to save money OR save the planet, the website PlanetGreen.com has a list of the five easiest, eco-friendly ways to cool off without air conditioning. None of these are NEW ideas, but they all work.

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Covenant Health System Offers Sunburn Remedies

Due to the high temperatures experienced across the South Plains, Covenant Health System would like to promote sun safety and offer some useful remedies for dealing with sunburns. Darla Porter, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C., Covenant nurse practitioner, offers some helpful tips on how to soothe your sunburn and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Kool Deal Blood Drive

United Blood Services, Kool 98, and Gandy’s Dairy have a cool deal for lifesaving blood donors. Everyone who donates at the blood center between now and Friday June 25th, will get to choose a pint of Gandy’s delicious ice cream

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Ken Jeong From “The Hangover” Stars in a PSA About Doing CPR to the Beat of “Stayin’ Alive” [VIDEO]

Ken Jeong stars in the NBC show "Community", but most people know him as the doctor in "Knocked Up", or the Asian gangster 'Mr. Chow" in the "Hangover" movies. But before he was an actor, he really was a doctor. And now he's in a video for the American Heart Association that teaches people to do CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees song, "Stayin' Alive".

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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking [VIDEO]

Studies indicate sitting can cause as many health problems as puffing away.

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Ale-Enchancement? Study Finds Drinking Is Actually Good for Runners

Research indicates beer can help runners’ immune systems after completing races.

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