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Finding the Fats in Your Blood

Learn about the fats in your blood. Then take the time to get your cholesterol checked!

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Caffeine Quiz

Learn how caffeine affects the body, and what health problems it has been linked to.

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Making Sense of Sickle Cell Disease

Learn more about this inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells can block small arteries.

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Men — Stay Fit to Fend Off Cancer

Don't slack on your workout, especially if you are a middle-aged man. Among the many health benefits, men who are fitter may be less likely to get cancer.

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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.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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

    Hot weather, clear skies, and extra leisure time in the summer mean that many people spend hours in the sun. Lengthy sun exposure can raise the risk for skin cancer if you don't take steps to protect yourself.

    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.

    Crohn’s disease is one of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Your risk of getting Crohn’s may be tied to family or to your environment. Learn about the risks you may have by taking this assessment.

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      Cigarette smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. But because of the physical and psychological addiction to nicotine, smokers find it quite difficult to quit. This video offers important reasons to stop smoking and a framework of change to help you achieve your goal.

      Keeping your child active may not always be easy. Children may be more interested in video games, YouTube videos, or the latest episode of American Idol.

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