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High Blood Pressure and African Americans

The rate of high blood pressure in African Americans is among the highest of any ethnic group in the U.S. Learn why and find out how to change your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure.

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Help for the Holiday Blues

The holiday blues can range from mild sadness to severe depression, and they are often a normal reaction to life situations.

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Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys

Learn which toys make good gifts, and which toys to skip this holiday season.

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Going Gluten-Free

A growing number of U.S. adults have dropped gluten from their diet.

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Cholesterol
Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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.
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: A drug-alcohol interaction can lead to extreme drowsiness and other effects. Do you know the answer to this and other questions about drug interaction?

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

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      Millions of Americans suffer heart attacks every year. Half of these are fatal, and some of the rest cause severe damage to heart's function. This video explains what happens during a heart attack and what can be done to minimize the damage.

      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.