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Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder.

About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people, have binge eating disorder, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Fat injections to contour the breasts after breast cancer surgery, known as lipofilling, appear safe, according to a new study.

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If you haven't already, now's the time to get your flu shot.

The flu season is officially upon us.

Although it is just beginning, the CDC is already reporting widespread infection rates in several states including Alabama, Louisiana and New York.

But Texas has been the hardest hit, reporting at least five deaths from the H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu.

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The Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center exists to help pregnant teens and new moms and dads of all ages with all the steps related to pregnancy and early-child care and health.

The Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center is the latest in a string of services being provided by the Vineyard Community Center in Queen Creek, AZ.   

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Influenza season has officially started in Pinal County.

The first case of influenza for this season has been identified in a male resident from the Apache Junction area. This case was mild and the individual did not need to be hospitalized. 

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Like any parent, Pamela DePalma has made sacrifices to help her son, Daniel, who has Aspergers Syndrome. She moved from Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona, seeking better services. It was there that she met Rhonda Whitaker, a child development specialist who worked with Daniel. She created a game, using Monopoly pieces, designed to teach social skills to older children with autism.

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The San Tan Valley Substance Coalition, has partnered with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, Rural Metro, all Pinal County Agencies touched by behavioral health, and both state health care authorities, Mercy Maricopa and Cenpatico, since 2013 in order to obtain and make substance abuse and mental health treatment services readily available to San Tan Valley and Florence residents.

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Thanks to the hard work of the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition and great partnerships with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Rural Metro, all Pinal County Agencies touched by behavioral health, and both state health care authorities, Mercy Maricopa and Cenpatico, substance abuse and mental health treatment services are now readily available to San Tan Valley and Florence residents.

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Children are not small-sized adults; newborn infants certainly have their own peculiar body functions that distinguish them from older children as well. We’ll look at the key body function of breathing and sleep in infants in this article, after all some authorities have estimated about a third of the average human life time is spent sleeping.

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The New Year is bringing changes to doctor offices across the state. Now many are becoming a one-stop shop.

Dr. Don Bucklin is the Regional Medical Director at U.S. Healthworks in Scottsdale. He told CBS 5 News that Arizona is playing catch-up so that state guidelines coincide with Obamacare.

"You're bringing behavioral health and physical health together in the hope of getting better care for more people for less money," said Dr. Bucklin.

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According to the American Dental Association, there is recent good news about progress against cancer. It is now easier than ever to detect oral cancer early, when the opportunity for a cure is great. Currently only half of all patients diagnosed with oral cancer survive more than five years.

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Toddlers Who Have Poor Relationship With Mom May Find Refuge in Food, Researchers Say

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Overweight and obesity in African-American women increases their risk of death, especially from heart disease, according to a new study.

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There’s a lot that can be said about the society we live in today. We can have almost everything we want faster than ever before. We don’t have to cash a check to have access to the money, simply take a picture and it’s there. You can call ahead your order to a restaurant and see the person you’re talking to through your phone. At your fingertips. 

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Early Detection Almost Always Means Faster Recovery, Lower Overall Cost

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The Pinal County Public Health Services District will hold the second of their series of four classes for diabetics on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 3:00 PM.

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The Pinal County Public Health Services District announced on Friday that the county has seen its first locally acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2014. It is also the first case in Arizona.

A male from Casa Grande has been confirmed with the infection and is currently receiving medical care while recovering.

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Did you know that 78% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease? The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth'. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal diseases can lead to tooth loss of one or many teeth.

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Scientists at Phoenix-based TGen have identified the gene which causes a rare and fatal type of ovarian cancer that strikes young women and girls.

The results of their study has just been published in the medical journal Nature Genetics.

A significant portion of the study was done because of the help of 22-year old Taryn Ritchey, who lived with her mother in Cave Creek.

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Oral Health: Mouth-Body Connection

Teeth and gums reveal the inside story of your overall health -- from signs of diabetes to heart disease to osteoporosis. Find out what your oral health may say about you.

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