. so she knows she has to do it. >> health professionals like pearl are able to help kids like alena deal with their medical conditions, in part thanks to donations to children's miracle network hospitals. >> well, i think it's great that people in our community has contributed to my care because then i know that there's people out there who actually care and that want to help. >> you might be at a costco or a walmart and see our children's miracle network hospitals balloon. and you can pay a dollar and that donation will go to your local children's miracle network hospital -- whichever one is in your community. >> alena regularly visits the children's hospital at montefiore. >> what our program does is it teaches children about their illness and about the procedures that they'll have while they're in the hospital and how to cope with any pain and anxiety they might encounter while they're here. and without the support of children's miracle network hospitals, we wouldn't be able to maintain that program. >> alena's been part of the hospital's child life program since she was 3. that'
all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >>> back now at 7:43. and this morning on "today's" health, is chocolate good for you? according to a new study chocolate eaters may not only be getting their sweet tooth but lowering their risk for heart disease. dr. carrie peterson is an internist and "women's health" contributor. the headline sounds great, chocolate is good for you, but there are some important caveats. before we get into that part of it, tell us the good news, why is chocolate good for us? >> what the study found is looking at outcome on chocolate's ability to prevent cardio metabolic disease. they found that high chocolate consumption does decrease the risk of developing cardio metabolic disease by 30%. the outcomes looked at were stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. >> the effects were significant. >> 30% is considered significant, yeah. >> now, this study was one of those analysis of other studies. they looked at more than 100,000 people. there were shortcomings. the researchers
offense against public health to investigators say he and his network of accomplices developed a comprehensive system combining medications and sporting schedules. this allowed the athletes access to epo and other substances and pre-seizures -- procedures, both during and before competition. alberto contador was handed at two-year ban -- a two-year ban for doping. even if he is convicted, the sentence will be mild. >> officials in indonesia say at least 21 people have died and landslides triggered by torrential rains on the island of sumatra -- have died in landslides triggered by torrential rains on the island of sumatra. they are working to recover the bodies of those still missing. the wall of mud and rocks buried more than a dozen homes on sunday. a separate landslide at a drilling site left at least five people dead. >> more business news. toyota is king of the road once again. the japanese automaker built nearly 10 million cars last year here that is a record. it put the firm back in front of general motors for the first time since 2010. >> toyotaback to the top spot ae mas
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