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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews responds to a question during an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final news conference Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 on Saturday in Tampa. (AP Photo/Charles
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews responds to a question during an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final news conference Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 on Saturday in Tampa. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Here are today's top stories on the wellness beat, compiled with the health and safety of your family in mind.

For analysis of new research, insights into the work of wellness reporter Kelsey Dallas, and more great articles, follow the Facebook page "I Love Being Healthy."

Physical health

CDC warns U.S. doctors to watch for MERS symptoms, CNN

Some people are such food snobs, The Washington Post

Nuts protect against early death, according to new research, BBC

Mental well-being

Why superstitions help athletes perform better, New York Magazine

Underage drinking, binge boozing by minors is on the decline, USA Today

When a song can cause a seizure, The Atlantic

Spiritual wholeness

Dating with schizophrenia, The New York Times

Voices: I'm just a guy trying to take care of his mother, USA Today

Simple life among the Hutterites, The New York Times

Email: kdallas@deseretnews.com Twitter: @kelsey_dallas