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The Weight of Obesity

Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. As weight accumulates over time and your body mass index rises, your risk also rises for several health conditions.

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Look Out for Signs of These 10 Common Mental Disorders

Mental health conditions are more common than you might think. In the U.S., more than 18 percent of adults lived with a mental illness in the past year, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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The Trick to Healthy Halloween Treats

More than 60 percent of Americans celebrate Halloween. Tricks for making it a healthier holiday can benefit your children and those who come to your door.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help from your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
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    Here's a tough one: When is an unborn baby most at risk of developing abnormalities?

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

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      Giving up smoking is a tough decision. And slipups can happen. But a slipup doesn’t have to be an excuse to start smoking again. Watch and learn how to get back on track with your plan to quit smoking.

      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.