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Health beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Melanoma dangers

Updated: 06/22/2015 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in our country with more than two million people diagnosed a year. Dr Alicia Arnold digs into what you should know about this deadly disease.

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Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Swimmer's Itch

Posted: 06/15/2015 - Have you ever wondered what's swimming along with you when you hit the water? This time of year, you might be paddling with a parasite and picking up Swimmer's Itch.

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Health officials tell US doctors to watch for MERS

Posted: 06/11/2015 - Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea.

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Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

Posted: 06/01/2015 - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than where the cancer started, such as breast or lung.

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HEALTH BEAT WITH DR. ALICIA ARNOLD: Safe grilling 101

Updated: 05/25/2015 - On Memorial Day, it’s time to kick off the summer with a picnic or cook out. Dr. Arnold explains tips for keeping everyone safe while enjoying our favorite summer time foods.

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Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Acupuncture

Posted: 04/27/2015 - Studies show more people are using alternative medicine to complement traditional medically care. One of those alternative avenues is acupuncture. Dr. Arnold answers a few questions about it.

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HEALTH BEAT WITH DR. ALICIA ARNOLD: Pets boost health

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Humans have been keeping pets for thousands of years and for good reason. About 2/3 of households have at least one pet. Dr. Arnold explain how there's more to their sweet faces than friendly nuzzles and purrs.

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American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

Updated: 03/16/2015 - Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is now in critical condition at the National Institutes of Health.

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Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Indoor allergies

Updated: 03/16/2015 - Spring is just around the corner, and people frequently think about allergies as not starting until the pollen begins to fly, but many people suffer from indoor allergies as well. Dr. Alicia Arnold has what you need to know.

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Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Posted: 03/14/2015 - A big federal study finds that people who see a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of suffering a heart attack, dying or being hospitalized later if they are checked with a fancy newer type of CT scan rather than a simple treadmill test or other older exam.

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Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Prescription Medications

Posted: 03/09/2015 - These days, it's tough to find a person who is not on some type of medication. About half the U.S. population takes at least one prescription drug, but not everyone is taking their medication the right way.

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