Health Effects of a Good Scare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0104c6210f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An intense scare can do more than elicit a good scream; it can physically affect the body as the neurological system releases intense chemicals in response to a threat. For most, the response to a fright is more or less harmless, with the body becoming primed to fight or flight its way out of a bad situation.

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Students with Concussions Need Gradual Transition

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0707130b6c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A concussion often takes student athletes off the playing field, but one study says it may also require kids to take a break from the classroom. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics released Sunday says that many students may appear normal after a concussion and have varying symptoms, causing teachers to be unaware of their learning needs.

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Wisconsin Firm Expands Chicken, Ham Recall for Listeria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e1a68a75ad.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (MILWAUKEE, Wis.) -- Garden Fresh Foods, a Wisconsin-based company, is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is the firm's third in two months. An additional 103,080 pounds of product will be taken off the market, with 25,748 pounds already recalled on Sept. 25 and Oct. 17.

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Church Pot Luck Leaves Dozens with Food Poisoning

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_9f7a95425d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LOGANDALE, Nev.) -- Authorities believe food poisoning caused more than 100 people to become sick this week following a potluck dinner at a Mormon church in Nevada last weekend. A local hospital in Logandale, Nev., was inundated with twice the number of patients than normal earlier in the week and new patients were still coming to the clinic Friday, said an official at MesaView Quick Care, unauthorized to talk to the media due to privacy concerns.

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Young Uninsured Men Targets of ‘Brosurance Ads’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0bfa8551e5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Insurance policy wonks call them the “young invincibles.” Everybody else just calls them “bros.” A pair of left-leaning Colorado nonprofits have launched an ad campaign aimed at getting “bros” -- young, healthy men -- to sign up for insurance through the state exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act, or what the kids call Obamacare.

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