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4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

High school athlete Graham Hill, number 50, suffered a concussion in 2013 while playing football at Trinity Christian Academy, in Addison, Texas.
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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:22 am

Nearly half of all reported sports concussions occur during a high school football game or practice. And even when injured bodies are ready to get back on the field, injured brains might not be ready to return to class.

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4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:03 am

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4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:49 am

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4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:48 am

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Shots - Health News
3:26 am
Mon January 26, 2015

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

Ultrasound is often used for prenatal screening. It's just one of several prenatal screenings available to pregnant women.
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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:32 am

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and doctors don't quite realize what they've signed up for.

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