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Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke: Report

Legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons, best known for his nearly 40-year tenure with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, suffered a stroke yesterday at his Florida home.

Official details regarding the severity of the stroke, or Clemons' current condition, have yet to surface; predictably, the rumors have varied wildly, suggesting everything from partial paralysis to unexpectedly encouraging signs of recovery. The initial report, broken by Showbiz411 and confirmed by Rolling Stone, described Clemons as "seriously ill."

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Ale-Enchancement? Study: Drinking Is Actually Good for Runners

There may be more to a runner's high than we initially thought.

A new study has uncovered information so hard to believe it will blow the tap off your keg: drinking beer can help competitive runners.

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover (USDA.gov)
Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover (USDA.gov)
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The USDA Food Pyramid Becomes a Dinner Plate

 
Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover (USDA.gov)Are you eating the right amounts of the different food groups?

Since 1992, the United States Department of Agriculture has used the food pyramid to demonstrate the proper amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy to eat in order to stay the healthiest.

Last Thursday, June 2, the USDA rolled out it's new food icon, the dinner plate. It's divided into two larger sections representing grains and vegetables and two smaller sections of fruit and protien with a cup of dairy on the side.

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide Crusader, Dead at 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial supporter of assisted suicide, died this morning at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was 83.

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Woman Struck By Lightning During Wilderness Survival Class

For someone who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a Florida woman sure found herself at the right place at the right time.

The unidentified woman was struck by lightning while attending a wilderness survival class Wednesday in Charlemont, Massachusetts.

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Singer Lisa Moorish gets blood test (Tim Whitby/Getty)
Singer Lisa Moorish gets blood test (Tim Whitby/Getty)
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New Blood Test Could Tell How Long You’ll Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of this year, could indicate how fast you're aging and how much longer you will live. Would you want to know?

The test measures telomeres,structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age

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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight…WHAT?

Drink enough soda and you'll pack on the pounds. Wear enough soda and you'll shed them.

At least that's the claim made by a European clothing company called Lytess, which is marketing pants lined with caffeine to help people lose weight.

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Actor Jeff Conaway Dead at 60

'Grease' and 'Taxi' star Jeff Conaway died Friday after falling into a coma two weeks ago, TMZ is reporting. He was 60.

Conaway was known for his role as Kenickie in the 1978 movie-musical 'Grease.' From 1978-1981, he also played Bobby Wheeler on the sitcom 'Taxi,' earning a Golden Globe nomination along the way before leaving the series after its third season.

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Study: What Kind of Humor Do People Seek in Significant Others?

Sure, people say they want sense of humor in a potential mate, but what kind of humor are they talking about?

A new study by matchmaking site eHarmony sought to find out the answer to that very question.

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Former Michigan Star and NBA Player Robert ‘Tractor’ Traylor Dead at 34

According to multiple reports, former Michigan basketball star and NBA player Robert 'Tractor' Traylor was found dead Wednesday on the bedroom floor of his apartment in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. He was 34.

Police said Traylor had been missing for a few days, and that he apparently died of a heart attack. At time of his death, Traylor, a team member for the Bayamon Cowboys, was recovering from a heel injury.

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New App Will Make Your Breasts Bigger!

A new iPhone app called iAugment allows women who are considering breast augmentation to see how they would look with a new pair without actually having to go to the plastic surgeon to get an expensive and potentially embarrassing virtual visualization.

The app is simple enough to use: All you do is upload a picture, highlight the breasts, and then decide how big you want to make them. If you want to see another size, you just shake the phone and start again.

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What? Is Salt Actually Good for You?

A new development in the battle against salt is leading some scientists to question whether a low-sodium diet is actually healthy for you.

In a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Belgian researches "estimated sodium intake of nearly 3,700 participants, with an average age of about 40, by measuring sodium in their urine at the beginning and end of the study."

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