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Staying safe in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, top fitness trends for 2013, heart benefit from flu vaccines & more of this week’s top news stories:

Flu Vaccines May Protect Heart, Too
Your annual flu vaccine may have an unexpected bonus: lowering your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and irregular heart rhythms. Read more

A Diet That Asks You Not to Lose Weight (at First)
A study found that the key to helping people keep weight off is to practice certain skills, such as healthy eating and staying active, before they begin trying to shed pounds. Read more

How Much Caffeine Is in Your Energy Drink?
Think you know how much caffeine is in that energy drink you’re downing? You probably don’t: a Consumer Reports investigation found that five popular energy drinks contained more than 20% more caffeine than their labels claimed. Read more

Top 10 Fitness Trends Picked for 2013
What’s the hottest fitness trend for 2013? Body-weight workouts, which eschew fancy equipment in favor of using one’s own body to get fit. Read more

Q&A: Riding Out the Storm Safely
How to stay safe in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. Read more

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