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Say Goodbye to Dry Skin

Does your smooth skin head south as soon as winter sets in? Try these tips for keeping your skin supple until the spring thaw.

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Preparing for Your Best Year of Fitness

It's a new year and a good time to assess your fitness goals. Here's a doable month-to-month plan to improve your health and fitness.

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What is Raynaud's Phenomenon?

Raynaud's phenomenon causes blood flow to temporarily slow to your fingers, toes, and ears. It typically occurs in cold weather.

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    True or false: What percentage of people have a fire escape plan for their home? Learn the answers to important fire prevention questions by taking this quiz.

    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.

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    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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      Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and other weight-bearing joints in the body. Sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis, advancing age is a risk factor, but so are obesity and severe injury to the joint. This video discusses the symptoms, treatment, and steps you can take to minimize pain from osteoarthritis.

      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.

         

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