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Shingles: A Ghost of Chickenpox Past

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk for shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the nerves near your spine and can erupt as a rash and pain later in life.

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Live Long and Prosper!

Take this quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to live a long, healthy life.

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Delete the Heat: Cool Meal Making for a Hot Summer's Night

Ban the BBQ.  Overlook the oven. Make a satisfying summer meal with fresh vegetables, fruits, and ordinary items from the pantry or fridge.

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    Answer this one: Which part of the body is affected the most by Reye's syndrome? Learn about Reye's syndrome by taking this quiz.

    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.

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    A woman's risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for ovarian cancer.

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      Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.

      Newfangled devices make it easier than ever to monitor blood sugar, but an analysis of more than 30 studies suggests that newer isn’t necessarily better in terms of blood sugar control.

         

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