Are Physicians Inappropriately Treating Back Pain?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_2a78f6e0d8.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Although there are well-validated published guidelines for the management of back pain, a new study shows that physicians are not following them. Researchers from Harvard Medical School propose several reasons for this discordant care:

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Stem Cell Burger Costs Nearly $500,000

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_ec5bba1dfc.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (file photo)(LONDON) -- The most expensive hamburger ever created will be prepared and eaten next Monday at a London eatery, one for which the secret sauce is science. The patty -- the first ever made using meat cultivated from a cow's stem cells -- comes with a price tag as staggering as its creation in a lab: the equivalent of a half-million U.S. dollars, according to The Independent.

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How Your Favorite Summer Activities Can Help Burn Off Treats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_eccabc992f.jpgiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Summer time doesn't mean you have to give up on cake and ice cream to fit into that bathing suit.  In fact, some of your favorite summer activities may actually cancel out those extra calories. Here are some tips on how you can burn those treats while having fun in the sun:

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Pastor Rick Warren Seeks to Remove Stigma Attached to Mental Illness

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_bd5619265a.jpgMichael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation(LAKE FOREST, Calif.) -- Pastor Rick Warren, returning to his Saddleback Church pulpit for the first time since his son's suicide, said Saturday he hoped to be able to remove the stigma that is attached to a person suffering from mental illness.

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Kate Middleton a Fit Role Model for New Moms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_e6f055fbc3.jpgOli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) -- We all love Kate Middleton for putting her "mummy tummy" on full display. But the truth is, she was sleek and fit before she got pregnant with baby George and, if she's like most high-profile moms, she'll be back in fighting shape in no time flat.

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