Hot Race Cars Could Trigger Trevor Bayne's MS Symptoms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d882fed0ce.jpgTodd Warshaw/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Trevor Bayne's announcement that he will continue to participate in NASCAR races despite his multiple sclerosis diagnosis has the MS community applauding him, but wondering whether he'll face safety hurdles -- particularly when it comes to heat. Doctors wonder whether sitting in the cockpit of a race car, known for being extremely hot, will trigger Bayne's symptoms as part of what's known as the Uhthoff's phenomenon, in which a patient's symptoms worsen when they become overheated and dissipate once they cool down.

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Medical Groups Release New Guidelines for Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_1b6c965994.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- More than 30 million Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol. Now, that number could double with two major medical groups -- the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association -- adding more factors to the equation that will change the way we approach high cholesterol, specifically when it comes to who should be taking statins.

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Weight Loss Has Woman Feeling Like a ‘Beautiful Butterfly’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_01c8b47f48.jpgCourtesy Slimming World (NEW YORK) -- Kim Freshwater was overweight as a child, but the problem escalated in her teens when her father died. She tried diets and exercise, but any success she had was soon reversed. Freshwater, who is married with three children, continued to be overweight for four decades.

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Ohio Coach Survives Brain Tumor with 'Awake' Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_83780ae0f8.jpgCourtesy Matt Englander (NEW YORK) -- Two years ago, Case Western Reserve head baseball coach Matt Englander's hands went so numb he couldn't even open a door handle. Brain scans showed he had a tumor in the parietal lobe, just above his right ear. In September 2011, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic removed all of the tumor they could see using brain mapping technology, but in all likelihood it will eventually come back.

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Teens Really Do Benefit from Longer Sleep

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_729de3c4c0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BERKELEY, Calif.) -- You have some ammunition the next time your kid fights you about going to bed early. A University of California Berkeley study reveals that the later a teen goes to sleep at night, the greater the chances of educational and emotional problems. The UC Berkeley research involved checking on the sleep habits of 2,700 teens, including about 800 who reported going to bed after 11:30 p.m. during the week and after 1:30 a.m. on the weekend.

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