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Parents overjoyed a week after formerly conjoined twins’ surgery

After a successful separation surgery, the parents of formerly conjoined twins took a much-needed sigh of relief — two of them. “Our family does not know how we can we pay everyone for the happiness that we have been given,” beaming mom Laurilin Celadilla Marte told reporters Tuesday at W
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Flint’s water system no longer exceeds federal limit of lead

LANSING, Mich. — Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. The 90th percentile of lea
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Cuomo promises to protect New York women’s reproductive rights

Gov. Cuomo defiantly vowed Saturday to expand and protect reproductive rights for women in New York — as a direct rebuttal to President Trump’s agenda. Cuomo announced that New York health insurers will be required to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception under
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Cuomo to push insurers to cover needed abortions, birth control

Gov. Cuomo will reportedly announce a plan to require health insurers to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost. Cuomo will reveal his new state insurance regulations on Saturday, according to The New York Times. Under the new rules, abortions deemed me
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Review: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

All at once, it’s proof of just how far the smartwatch experience has come - and how far it still needs to go.  Meet the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, the device that sets the bar for smartwatch versatility and elegance. The price of entry ($349) is somewhat steep, but the tools the S3 Front
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Health Dept. engages in internal reform to advance racial equity

When I was 12 years old, I met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was in 1964, probably in April, some weeks before activists tried to shut down the World's Fair in Queens by blocking roads, bridges and tunnels into the city. The protesters' slogan was "We don't need a World's Fair; we need
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Red hot chili peppers may prolong life: study

Some like it hot — and may live longer because of it. Eating chili peppers has been tied to living longer in a new study published in the Public Library of Science journal, PLoS ONE. More than 16,000 adults were surveyed on their background, eating habits and current health from 1988 to 199
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OPRAH’S WELLNESS DIARY: 24 hours of healthy living

How much can an OWN network head and Harpo production company chief, Queen Sugar executive producer, Greenleaf actress, philanthropist and Weight Watchers spokesperson (who bought a 10 percent stake in the company in 2015) get done in a day while still maintaining a healthy li
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California SoulCycle claims no risk to members after rider dies

A SoulCycle spokeswoman assured its riders that its Marin County studio is safe, after a California man — and SoulCycle regular — died of meningitis. Sevin Philips, a 48-year-old relationship therapist from San Rafael, died of an infection on Jan. 7, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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CVS now offering generic version of EpiPen for just over $100

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack
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