Top stories in health and medicine, December 20, 2012

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1. Painful Speed Bumps? Could Be Appendicitis. Diagnostic uncertainty surrounding appendicitis could turn into a small bump in the road, according to a study showing a high correlation between appendicitis and pain on driving over speed bumps on the way to the hospital.

2. Family Dinners Promote Healthier Eating. Having the family sit down together for dinner every night may make children more likely to eat their fruits and vegetables.

3. Intensive Program May Reverse Diabetes. Intense lifestyle-based weight-loss interventions were associated with a partial remission of diabetes.

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