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It really hit Terry White eight years ago when he was at the mall with his wife. He was out of breath every few minutes and had to sit down. "My wife told me I had to get to the gym and lose weight," he says.

He had dieted most of his life. "I've probably lost 1,000 pounds over the years," says White, a realtor in North Myrtle Beach, N.C. But he put most of it back on.

Hundreds of clinics around the country are offering to treat a long list of health problems with stem cells.

The clinics claim that stem cells found in fat tissue, blood, bone marrow and even placentas can help people suffering from arthritic joints and torn tendons to more serious medical problems, including spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease and strokes. Some even claim the cells can help children with autism.

But leading stem cell researchers say there's not enough evidence to support the clinics' claims.

G-20 Summit Wraps Up In Hangzhou, China

Sep 5, 2016
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Today is Friday September 02, 2016 The 246th day of 2016-- 120 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:39 a.m. set: 7:40 p.m. 13:01 hours of daylight Moonrise: 4:57 a.m. set: 6:47 p.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is VJ Day, Calendar Adjustment Day, Blueberry popcicle Day, World Coconut Day, Bring your manners to work and Hug your Boss day, National No Patrick Day if you're into SpongeBob Square pants and Independence DAy in Vietnam. This day in History: 31 B.C. - The Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

Samsung Electronics is recalling its brand-new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, after dozens of users reported the devices exploded or caught fire.

Samsung traced the problem to a flaw in the phone's lithium battery, and issued a voluntary global recall.

Samsung is offering to replace all 1 million devices already in the hands of consumers in 10 countries, and it's recalling the shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 that have already gone out.

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Movie Review: 'The Light Between Oceans'

Sep 2, 2016
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Want To Make Better Predictions? Researchers Explore How

Sep 1, 2016
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ISIS Says One Of Its Key Leaders Was Killed. Is It True?

Aug 31, 2016
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