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Could You Have a Deadly Disease?

An estimated 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C, a virus that affects the liver. It can be deadly when left untreated.

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Live Longer with These Tips 

The number of Americans who celebrate their 100th birthday is increasing. Want to aim for those triple digits? Take steps to boost your chances.

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Are Annual Checkups Necessary?

Consider a surprising fact before you get on the phone to schedule your yearly physical: Many medical organizations don’t find this popular practice medically necessary. Instead, they emphasize preventive care.

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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.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
    Test Your Knowledge.

    Answer this one: How much blood do your kidneys filter daily?

    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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      Colon cancer screening can find cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. There are several kinds of screening tests. Your healthcare provider can help you decide which is best for you.

      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.