Here are the top 5 health news stories for the week.

* Best And Worst Ways To Hydrate Your Summer Workout *

According to a new report from the CDC, nearly 6,000 people will go to the emergency room this summer for heat illnesses related to sports and exercise.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/best-and-worst-ways-to-hydrate-...

* Can Colon Cleansing Cause More Harm than Good? *

Colon cleansing may be all the rage among celebs, but a new study suggests a dirty truth about the practice: It doesn't work, and it can cause potentially serious health problems.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20086326-10391704.html

* How to Exercise in the Heat *

Heat has to factor into your summer exercise plans if you expect to do any shaping up outdoors.

Go here for the complete news story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/exercise-heat/story?id=14119391

* 6 Ways to Soothe Your Stomach *

Tummy troubles are never pretty, but they can be remedied with these options.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/07/27/6-ways-to-soothe-your-stomach/?...

* Can Chewing More Help You Eat Less?*

A new study finds that people who chew their food more take in fewer calories, which may help them control their weight.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/01/us-chewing-weightloss-idUSTRE7...

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