Can Shapewear Damage Your Organs?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_43a245c51c.jpgBig Cheese Photo/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A-listers swear by them on and off the red carpet. They’re even one of Oprah’s favorite things. Shapewear is such a staple for so many women. It sucks you in, smoothes you out, flattens and squeezes, but could wearing it prove bad for your health? “If you’re feeling any numbness, those are very clear signs that it’s in fact too tight,” Dr. Leah Rothman, a general practitioner, told ABC News.

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Hearing Impaired Girl Writes Thank You Note to NFL Player

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_2a3a973870.jpg (NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks’ fullback, who became a viral star after a Duracell commercial showed his unlikely path from legally deaf child to NFL superstar, will have two extra special fans cheering him on at next Sunday’s Super Bowl. Riley and Erin Kovalcik, identical 7-year-old twin sisters from Roxbury, N.J., are also hearing impaired and now are also viral stars after their dad, Jake Kovalcik, tweeted a letter Riley wrote to the Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman.

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When Is a Date Not a Date?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_3ce6db32f7.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Back in the day -- whenever that was -- single people were pretty certain about what constituted a date. However, these days, there's a lot more ambiguity between "dating" and just "hanging out" with someone. A survey commissioned by the dating websites ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, finds that nearly seven in ten singles admit they often don't know if an outing with another person is actually date or not.

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Timing May Play a Key Role in Surviving a Heart Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6c2985f81f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to a heart attack, the difference between life and death may hinge on timing, according to the Mayo Clinic. Researchers found a 5 percent higher chance of death — almost 2,000 more deaths a year — within 30 days of the heart attack if a person arrived at the hospital at night or on the weekend. The Mayo Clinic examined the records 2 million heart attack patients from 42 studies.

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Mediterranean Diet Could Cut PAD Risk, Say Researchers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_de0602b64a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (PAMPLONA, Spain) -- There's a lot you can say these days about the mediterranean diet. It's healthy, it's tasty, but now research points to yet another benefit that could give you one more reason to give this diet a try.  The diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and healthy oils, could lower the risk of peripheral artery disease, or PAD, according to researchers at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

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