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The Delicate Knee: Preventing an ACL Tear

Discover how the knee joint works and why the anterior cruciate ligament is pivotal to the stability and function of the knee. It's also vulnerable to straining or tearing during activity.

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Grill Yourself on E.Coli

One strain of E. coli is a welcome resident of our intestines, another strain can be deadly. Find out surprising facts about E. coli.

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Choosing Child Care

Finding the right place for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Start here for solid advice.

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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.
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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
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You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Halloween can be full of fun and excitement for youngsters, but it’s also a time for trick-or-treaters to be careful. Take this quiz to learn more about this popular holiday and how to make sure your family’s celebration is safe this year.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

    More than 4 million babies will be born in the United States this year alone. Now, more than ever, mothers-to-be have access to current information, advanced technologies, and skilled medical personnel. The Healthy Pregnancy Guide provides an individualized tool to help plan for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. With medical information and practical tips, you will be well-prepared to recognize the changes that are in store for you and your baby.

    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.

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      Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that produce small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video examines the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

      A lengthy to-do list, a fast-approaching deadline, conflict with a colleague—many people struggle with such on-the-job stressors. When constant and overwhelming, this stress can lead to job burnout.

         

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