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5 Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

As fall creeps in, and temperatures plunge, exercisers turn indoors to get their endorphins pumping. Consider kickboxing, swimmming or water aerobics, spinning, or rock climbing. Or, why not mix it up!

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Check Your Risk

Breast cancer can be a devastating disease. But early detection can save your life. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, find out your risk for breast cancer.

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When 1 More Is Too Many

What's the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? How can you cut back if you drink too much? Find out what you know about alcohol abuse. 

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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.
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
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.
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    Aplastic anemia is a rare blood disorder that affects the growth of blood cells. "Aplastic" means "lack of growth."

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

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    Recognizing the symptoms of stress in your life is one step toward managing it. This assessment will help you learn your particular stress symptoms.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Recently updated to focus on patients diagnosed when an adult. Updated animations of blood glucose and insulin interaction provide a better understanding of Type 1 diabetes. Explains how Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented and helps patients learn how to manage the condition. Covers common risk factors, as well as treatment options and side effects. Also available in Spanish.

      If you like to follow the latest trends, here's one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself.

         

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