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What Do You Know About COPD?

Test your knowledge of this lung condition with our quiz.

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4 Common Concerns About Vaccines

Vaccines are the best defense against several serious diseases. But some people remain skeptical about their value. If you have concerns, here are the facts you need to make an informed choice for your family.

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Is the Alkaline Diet Fab or Fad?

The alkaline diet, based on the idea that the typical American diet raises acid levels in the body, has been getting lots of buzz. But it has detractors, too. So what does science say about this controversial way of eating?

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Weight Management
Weight Management
Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it’s time to start managing your weight. The good news is that to lose weight, you don’t have to diet. But you may need to learn new skills. Find out how to lose weight safely and keep it off for good.
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
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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    The weather has more to do with your health than you might realize. Learn more about the weather and you by taking this quiz.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.

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      A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

      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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