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New National Survey Shows Most Women Don't Know Signs of Stroke

By Winnie McCroy | May 21
A new national survey reveals only 11 percent of women know the female-specific symptoms of stroke, which kills twice as many women a year as breast cancer. Knowing the first signs of stroke is crucial because there's only a three-hour window to get help.

Family Equality Council Announces Natl. Foster Care Month

By EDGE | May 21
Family Equality Council has announced its 2015 National Adoption Month Campaign to coincide with the re-introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act in May.

NHelp Supports Contraceptive Coverage Under ACA

By EDGE | May 18
The National Health Law Program clarified that non-grandfathered plans and insurers must cover, without cost sharing, at least one form of contraception within each of the 18 method categories of contraception that the FDA has identified for women.

Brewing Up Bacteria? Potential Germs in Your Coffee Maker

May 18
Germs love to lurk in coffee machines. Ten Chicago-area families let CBS2 swab their one-cup coffee makers, and reporter Mary Kay Kleist took the samples to Loyola where experts tested them for germs.

Exposing Food Industry Secrets

May 18
Experts say that consumers can be tricked into eating certain foods without really knowing what they include. That's the subject of Reader's Digest's latest cover story, "50 Secrets Food Manufacturers Won't Tell You."

New York AG Takes on Transgender Discrimination in Health Care

May 15
New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.

Mental Health America Kicks of Mental Health Month

By Winnie McCroy | May 15
Mental Health America (MHA) kicks off its annual observance of May is Mental Health Month and marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of MHA's online screening tools.

Vitamin B3 Could Help Prevent Skin Cancer Threat

May 15
There's important news for people at high risk for skin cancer, the most common type of disease in the U.S. Dr. David Agus, director of USC's Norris Westside Cancer Center discusses how the simple vitamin can slash the risk of cancer coming back.

First Baby Born Through Controversial Stem Cell IVF Treatment

May 14
A breakthrough in vitro fertilization procedure is giving hope to those struggling to get pregnant. Jericka Duncan introduces us to Zain, the first baby in the world to be born using the controversial stem cell technique, and his proud parents.

FDA Releases Plan to Ease Restrictions on Gay Blood Donation

By Matthew Perrone | May 13
The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 32-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

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