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For older adults who think drinking diet soda helps their waistline, this will be hard to swallow: New research suggests that the more you drink of those artificially sweetened beverages, the bigger your belly grows.
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Yes, we know that eating more veggies, getting more exercise and controlling blood pressure are the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but new research also points to some simple, surprising ways you can protect your ticker.
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Regular soda is full of sugar and calories that can make you fat, but what about no-calorie, diet soda? Shouldn't it help keep you from gaining weight?
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Which is your favorite sweetener packet --white, pink, blue or yellow?
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati voted Wednesday to uphold the individual mandate provision of President Obama's  health care law. What that means: Congress can require Americans to carry insurance coverage. The ruling is no doubt a boost to the law's proponents, but it's  just one in 30 lawsuits that have been filed challenging the constitutionality of the new law. One particular suit that many experts say is the one to watch is the multi-state action that was heard in 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month. The judges have yet to deliver their opinion. ...  Making it plain. With the threat of government programs being underfunded or ignored (including Social Security checks), President Obama pressed Congress to resolve differences and make a deal on the federal; budget and raise the borrowing limit. "Stay in town. Let's get it done."
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