At any given moment, millions of doctors and medical researchers across the globe are working toward a singular goal: that no illness should be a death sentence. One large leap was taken toward accomplishing that goal recently, when for the second time in history an HIV patient was cured of the disease. Like the first case, the cure was a result of a bone marrow transplant intended originally to treat cancer.

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Pre-teen girls experience many rapid changes in their minds and bodies. Sorting those out and knowing what is normal can be difficult while combatting the messages they receive from a media invested in convincing them that they need to buy products to make them better.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to use a different method to estimate the "future health risks of air pollution" in an analysis of a proposed new rule, which could "drastically" decrease the projected number of premature deaths from air pollution, The New York Times reported Monday.

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An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

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Dr. Jodi Gold, Director of the Gold Center for Mind Health and Wellness, outlines how to help a person who may be contemplating suicide.

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John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, talks to CNN's Alisyn Camerota about survivor's guilt in the days, weeks, and years following tragic incidents -- both man-made and natural.

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LIVINGSTON — Barely a year after solemnly declining his induction into the Montana Football Hall of Fame in hopes of delivering a message to parents about concussions, Corey Widmer is like an oversized kid in an ice cream parlor as he grabs a handful of apples and reaches from an observation deck toward an advancing brigade of equally burly draft horses.

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As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.

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VINTON – Nurses are vital links in the care needed by every patient seeking to recover from ill health. They are passionate about their profession and proud of the impact they can have in the lives of people.

State Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Thursday, May 16, that Wisconsin is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. alleging the maker of OxyContin helped ignite the drug crisis with deceptive marketing claims.

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When it comes to neck pain, many patients seek out chiropractic care. In fact, there are several studies demonstrating that manual therapies performed by doctors of chiropractic can offer significant benefits for non-specific or mechanical neck pain as well as neck pain arising from injuries related to sports, car accidents, and falls. What are some of these manual therapies?

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When W. Kamau Bell and his wife Melissa knew they didn't want more kids, they had to have an honest conversation about their family planning. This is the story of one couple's journey to choose a vasectomy.

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Ricardo Pun-Chong, the 2018 CNN Hero of the Year, runs a shelter in Peru for sick children and their families. The plight of one young girl there inspired fellow Hero Amanda Boxtel to organize a life-changing special delivery.

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When W. Kamau Bell and his wife Melissa knew they didn't want more kids, they had to have an honest conversation about their family planning. This is the story of one couple's journey to choose a vasectomy.

WASHINGTON - Most states are keeping a close eye on opioid overdose deaths, but they may need to start focusing on cocaine and other stimulants as well. It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation's spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing a historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users. That's according to a new analysis of death certificate data from the ...

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Turkey, where doctors like Ali Timucin use bee venom to treat ALS, arthritis and multiple sclerosis. For more, watch "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta" Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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In Turkey, Dr. Sanjay Gupta watched as physicians used music therapy to help a patient heal after an open-heart surgery. For more, watch "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta" Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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VINTON — When retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Goodwin got an email earlier this month from his Wing Commander, Col. Samantha Weeks, asking that Christmas cards be sent to a sick child in Vinton, he decided he could do more.

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Volunteering time and talent not only helps others; it also helps the one giving back.  

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Though mosquito season in Louisiana typically runs through October or November, increasingly warmer winters are enticing the pesky critters to overstay their welcome.

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WESTLAKE — Sadness and grief are a part of the human condition. But when those feelings remain, despite every attempt to relieve them, medical intervention may be necessary.

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LAKE CHARLES — The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has hired Bantam Strategy Group in partnership with Toole Design Group, two experienced bikeshare firms, to study the feasibility and implementation of a multi-city bikeshare system serving the City of Lake Charles and City of Sulphur.

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WESTLAKE — September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In recognition, representatives with the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Health and Human Services taught seniors how to address some medical emergencies at the Westlake Senior Center Monday.

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Immunizations don’t stop once you leave school, according to Christa O’Neal, immunization specialist with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. In fact, they never stop from birth to death.

CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds.

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The Sulphur City Council authorized Mayor Mike Danahay to join other entities in Calcasieu Parish in conducting a feasibility study concerning a bike sharing program at a special City Council meeting Monday following a public hearing on an ordinance approved at the regular meeting earlier th…