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Finding the Fats in Your Blood

Learn about the fats in your blood. Then take the time to get your cholesterol checked!

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Caffeine Quiz

Learn how caffeine affects the body, and what health problems it has been linked to.

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Understanding the Teen Brain

It doesn't matter how smart your teen is or how well he or she scored on the SAT. Good judgment isn't something he or she can excel in, at least not yet. Experts say a teen's brain won't be fully developed until he or she is at least 25 years old. Learn how to parent this evolving teen brain.

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Are Modified Foods Safe?

Researchers looked at genetically engineered crops and gave them a green light for safety.

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Fitness
Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Men's Health
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: Stuttering affects 4 times as many males as females.

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

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swallowing and chewing, as well as the muscles of the eyes, face, and neck. This video explores possible causes of this disease, as well as available treatments.

      The FDA has officially banned bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups, which should help ease parents’ worries about the controversial chemical.