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The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons. Read more



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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

Featured Siouxland Homes

Neighborhood Siouxland Homes that you won't want to miss! Read more

FDA's E-Cig Proposal Could Backfire For Adult Smokers Who Want To Quit

Pentagon official: Variety of roles possible for USS Sioux City

NICK HYTREK nhytrek@siouxcityjournal.com

ARLINGTON, Va. -- When the U.S. Navy was facing the replacement of a class of aging small frigates,… Read more

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Conjoined Bhutanese twins separated after six-hour surgery

Conjoined twins who flew nearly 6,000 miles for a life-changing operation have been separated by doctors in Australia. Read more

The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons. Read more

Thanksgiving hosting hacks

These Thanksgiving tips and tricks can help make the celebration extra special this year-- and cut down on stress for the host! Simple Mason jar centerpieces give the table a festive feel without breaking the bank. Combine a few sprigs of greenery, fresh cranberries and a votive candle. Read more

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5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

More danger, more pay? America’s 15 deadliest jobs

Do deadlier jobs pay more?  Read more

The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Neck artery ultrasound cheap and easy but over hyped

Q: I received an offer to have a painless totally safe test to look at my neck arteries for just $49. The offer claims it can tell my risk of heart attack and stroke. A: The test the offer refers to is a called a carotid ultrasound. The test uses sound waves to show the amount of blood flow in the carotid arteries,... Read more

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Take advantage of virtuous vegetables

It's not news that vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that are associated with improved gastrointestinal health and vision, and reduced risk of arthritis, heart disease, stroke,... Read more