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November 26th, 2010
04:08 PM ET

Split lip an injury known to many

The injury President Obama suffered Friday in a basketball game at the White House is well known to many of us.

Dr. Tony Youn, a board certified plastic surgeon in Detroit, Michigan, said it’s the most common injury call he gets from the emergency room - someone gets smacked in the face and ends up with a cut lip. It usually happens when a tooth punctures  the lip.

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November 26th, 2010
12:17 PM ET

Human Factor: Reclaiming life on the field – and off

Each week in the Human Factor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces you to a survivor who has overcome tremendous odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. Be inspired by their successes, as we have been.

At the age of 11 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was thought to be fatal. Many doctors did not think I would survive, let alone walk, talk and live a normal life.

I was in a bed for three months including a week in a coma, which meant I lost the majority of muscle in my body. I had to go through rigorous rehabilitation to learn how to walk, talk, and do other daily tasks that appear to be so easy. Although it felt like forever to regain these abilities, I always maintained faith, determination, and a positive attitude.

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November 26th, 2010
12:13 PM ET

What the Yuck: Why do I burp when I eat?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q :Every time I eat, I seem to turn into a burping machine. What’s going on?
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November 26th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

Fit Friday: Fat rats, Natalie Portman's workout, misperceivers don't believe mirrors

Stuffed and content from your Thanksgiving? Here’s good news—all that turkey may not be as detrimental as you thought. Read on about high protein diets.

Every Friday, we'll give a Web shout-out to interesting, quirky or bizarre diet-and-fitness news and trends. Tell us your suggestions for interesting stories, posts or websites that caught your eye.

European study identifies most effective diet

Eating lots of protein and skimping on refined starch is the best weight maintenance diet, reports a Danish study. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen compared the results of five different weight-maintenance diets on almost 800 European families.

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Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 worldwide annually
November 26th, 2010
09:08 AM ET

Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 worldwide annually

1 in 100 people around the world die from secondhand smoke each year, a new study reveals, and nearly two-thirds of the deaths occur in children.

Health officials have known that more than 1 billion people around the world smoke and 5 million people die each year from tobacco-related illness, according to the World Health Organization.  That's about one person dying every six seconds.

But just how many people are sickened by secondhand smoke has been less clear, which led researchers to try to investigate how big the problem is. Based on 2004 data gathered from 192 countries, researchers estimate "as many as 40 percent of children, 35 percent of women, and 33 percent of men are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke indoors," according to a WHO study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. FULL POST


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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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