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The Buzz About Gluten

Gluten-free is the latest nutritional buzz. Gluten-free foods and menu items are popping up in stores and restaurants across the country. Find out the facts behind this protein found in certain grains.

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Let's Do Lunch

Spruce up your lunch-box favorites with these ideas.

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Adults Need Immunizations, Too!

Are you due for a tetanus shot? How about a chickenpox vaccine? See how much you know about the immunizations you need as an adult.

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    Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Learn how to better deal with this condition.

    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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    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

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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.

      If you have high cholesterol, chances are your doctor has prescribed you a type of medication called a statin. By lowering cholesterol, these pills help prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

         

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