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Common Medicinal Herbs

Read this primer on common medicinal herbs and learn what they may do for you.

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Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Try one of fall's favorite muffin recipes with pumpkin and fresh cranberries.

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Learn the Language of Lung Disease

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. What do you know about COPD? Test your knowledge about this serious illness.

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Is Your Daughter at Risk for the Triad?

Not eating enough and exercising too much on a routine basis can lead to the female athlete triad.

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Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Heart Disease
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adults
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

    Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, debilitating and often fatal illness. Take this quiz to find out more about COPD and how to prevent it.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.


      A stroke occurs when either too much blood or too little blood disrupts blood flow to part of the brain. This deprives brain tissue of necessary oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes brain cells begin to die and the result is a loss of brain function.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.

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