Five Things You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a3519190fd.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The electronic cigarette was invented in the 1960s, but it didn't really take off until a decade ago.  Currently, there are more than 250 brands of "e-cigarettes" available in such flavors as watermelon, pink bubble gum and Java, and in more colors than the iPhone 5C.

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Ten Things to Know About Health Insurance Exchanges

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_235c04d033.jpgROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Your health insurance options are about to change. Starting Oct. 1, Americans will be able to shop for coverage through national and state-administered insurance exchanges.  But you only have six months to make your move.

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Few Americans Would Get Second Opinion for Medical Procedure

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4d0344d871.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans wouldn’t think twice before getting a second opinion if their home or car needed a major repair, but they apparently don’t think a second opinion is needed when it comes to medical procedures.

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Many New Moms Find Breastfeeding a Challenge

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_cbc06203a5.jpgGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock (CINCINNATI) -- Three-fourths of all new moms try breastfeeding. But, according to study findings published in the journal Pediatrics, only 13 percent ultimately maintain breastfeeding for the doctor-recommended six months' duration.

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Being Married Could Help Improve Odds in Fight Against Cancer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_921c2e5cb2.jpgThomas Barwick/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests that marriage can help minimize your risk of death if diagnosed with any of 10 common cancers. Harvard researchers looked at about 750,000 patients who were suffering from breast, lung, prostate and other common cancers and found that those who were married were diagnosed earlier. Because of the early diagnoses, those patients were less likely to have had their cancer spread and were therefore more likely to survive.

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