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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
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Posted May 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM

The history of blood-typing in Japan reportedly dates back to World War II, when the Japanese military sorted troops by blood type. More recently, blood-typing has started gaining in popularity in the US and the UK: The blood type diet doesn't seem to fade away, though a 2013 review of the literature found little evidence for its effectiveness.

Posted May 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Bringing light to health care prices, an area that is famously opaque and hard to navigate, offers for the first time the prospect that patients will truly be able to shop around and save themselves -- and the health care system -- money.

Updated May 3, 2016 at 11:45 AM

If you've ever felt the crushing disappointment of getting back on a scale and finding your weight back where you started after several months on a successful diet, then you already know. Losing weight is hard work, but keeping it off is harder.

Posted May 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Oftentimes, food items can expire in the refrigerator or may get stuck in the far back corner, resulting in forgotten, potentially expired items. Keep your food fresh and healthy with these fridge cleaning tips.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 1:11 PM

As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn't spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless.

Posted May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM

New research shows why we feel so groggy while traveling. It's because our brain refuses to shut down completely and is constantly scanning for danger. But there's a way around "the first-night effect" that can help on your family's next trip.

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.

Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM

For athletes and anyone leading an active lifestyle getting injured no longer means sitting on the couch. Doctors are now trying to keep you up and moving.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM

American portion sizes, our couch-potato ways and our waistlines are the punchlines of jokes around the world. But how bad are we really? Out here on the East Coast, in an urban area full of lots of highly educated people sporting all manner of...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Many health insurance plans require you to designate a primary care physician. But, choosing Doctor Right is daunting.

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 11:54 AM

If you’re like one of the 45 million Americans who diet each year, you know what makes most diets nearly impossible to stick to: hunger. Fortunately it's possible to lose weight while feeling satisfied by eating three critical components in...

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