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When Fall Is Not Your Friend

As the fall colors of red, orange, and yellow dot the landscape, some people find the lack of sunlight triggers the blues. 

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Get a Charge with This Quiz

Do you sip a cola all day? What are the effects of all that caffeine besides wide awakeness?

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Raking Leaves: Nature's Workout

Raking and disposing of leaves is more than a chore. It’s a vigorous aerobic workout. Although exercise is good for you, this workout is full of demanding repetitive motions. Here's how to stay safe.

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A Not-So-Sweet Benefit

New research says that artificial sweeteners don’t seem to help people lose weight or stay at a healthy weight.

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Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    Test Your Knowledge.

    The last time you visited your doctor for an illness, he or she might have ordered a CBC test to help determine the diagnosis. CBC stands for complete blood count, but what does that mean? And what do all those numbers on the result sheet mean? Find out by taking this quiz.

    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.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

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      Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.