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Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Avoid trying anything new

Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY's Natalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig is sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.

Hospital Technician Admits Lying About Test Results

Deadly Diseases Rising for Cats and Dogs

'Why Me?' Vets Face Much Higher Risk of Lou Gehrig's Disease

A Vietnam veteran swoops his hand through a row of baby vegetables, caressing the peppers on down to the kale. The plants are aligned in tidy, military order atop his backyard fence. He could spend hours describing his first garden. But he cannot utter a word.He can’t even eat his eventual harvest.

Whoopi Goldberg Pens Marijuana Column Ahead of 4/20

The actress wrote that she uses her vape pen, affectionately nicknamed “Sippy,” to help treat glaucoma-related pain

Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Don't attack the course, befriend it

Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY's Natalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig is sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.

'Elimination diet' can make you feel better, doctor says

"Elimination diets" are aimed not at helping people lose weight but at helping them feel better. Here's how it works: Cut out certain foods or food groups for a few weeks, then add them back in one by one to test the body's response.

Don't get sidelined! 8 ways to recover from workouts faster

Ever try running that extra mile, upping the ante in your weight-training routine or trying out a new aerobics class only to pay for it in sore muscles the next day…or two?

Whoopi Goldberg Touts 'Vape Pen' in Debut Pot Column

In a new column about marijuana, Whoopi Goldberg says she turned to pot to help excruciating headaches caused by glaucoma.

Side of Irony? Meal Sickens People at Food Safety Summit

Maryland health officials are investigating possible cases of food poisoning at what may be the worst-ever venue — a gathering of government and industry leaders attending a national Food Safety Summit.

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst.

Achoo! 7 Ways to Fight Spring Allergies

Your nose is swollen and congested, your eyes itch and you feel exhausted: if you’ve had symptoms like these for more than seven days, chances are it’s not a cold virus -- it’s allergies.You can thank the pollen vortex.

'This Thing Is Working,' Obama Touts ACA

President Obama talks about the Affordable Care Act while speaking at the White House.

Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Focus on carbs, eat small amounts throughout day

Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. As TODAY'sNatalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig will be sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.

Dog's Death Causes Woman to Go to Hospital

A Arizona woman so distraught over the loss of her dog had to be hospitalized for Broken Heart Syndrome. Rebecca Taylor reports.

Would Your Kitchen Pass a Health Inspection?

These six common mistakes in your kitchen at home would be considered major health violations in a restaurant.

Little Improvement in Food Poisoning, CDC Says

The nation’s food poisoning problem hasn’t gotten better since 2006, a disappointing trend for health experts who had hoped to budge the more than 19,000 cases, 4,200 hospitalizations and 80 deaths reported in the U.S. each year.

FDA Warns of Cancer Risk in Fibroid Procedure

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

Ebola Virus in West Africa Is New Strain, Scientists Say

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

Group Makes Stem Cells Using Clone Technique

Researchers say they have made powerful stem cells from both young and old adults using cloning techniques, and also found clues about why it is so difficult to do this with human beings.

Obamacare Helped Up to 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped as many as 9.9 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.

Many Herbal Remedies Are Unproven, but Americans Still Love Them

Many supplements don't do anything beneficial, but Americans still love their St. John's wort.

Heart Attacks and Strokes Linked to Diabetes Are Declining

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows.

Misdiagnosed: Docs' Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans a year could be affected by such errors.

Home Videos Could Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests

Getting an autism diagnosis can be difficult, but simple home videos could help, resulting in earlier treatment, new research suggests.

Teen Makes Genetic Discovery of Her Own Rare Cancer

As a child, Elana Simon suffered for years from crippling stomach pain. Yet despite trips to multiple specialists, her pain remained a mystery."Nothing seemed to be explaining why I was having these problems," Elana told NBC News' Ann Curry.

Moms Rally Behind Woman Accused of Leaving Kids in Car

Shanesha Taylor allegedly left her two children in a hot car for a job interview. More than $100,000 in support for her is pouring in.

Many herbal remedies are unproven, but Americans still love them

Despite a lack of evidence many such products do anything beneficial, Americans love their St. John’s wort, their glucosamine, their black cohosh.

Oh Baby: Scientists Find Protein That Lets Egg and Sperm Hook Up

You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo.

Doctors' Free Samples Have a Hidden Cost

Most people appreciate a free sample. But at the dermatologist’s office, that freebie might come with a hidden cost. A new study finds that giving out samples may actually change which drugs a doctor prescribes.


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