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Measles are on the rise in Europe. In the U.S. so far this year, the CDC has reported 124 cases in 22 states and D.C. (Photo: Getty Images)

97 Percent Effective

Immunization Best Defense Against Measles High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles. Measles cases are on the rise in Europe, with more than 40,000 cases and 37 deaths in the first six months of 2018. In the United States, the
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Microorganisms in your digestive tract not only help with digestion, but also affect overall health, including mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. (Photo: RyanKing999/Getty Images)

Gut Feeling

Small Changes Make Big Differences in Gut The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health, including your mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. Experts still
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Obesity has increased 15 percent over the last 30 years in children and adults according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (Photo: Fred Froese/iStock)

Weighty Problems

Obesity Numbers Continue to Gain Dr. Ann Rogers could list 100 reasons why new numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. As director of Penn State’s
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