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  • Don't Ignore the Winter Blues

    Dreary winter days can get anyone down. But your winter doldrums could be something more: a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder.

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  • Tame Your Tummy Troubles

    Gastrointestinal problems can seriously derail your work, your life, and your health. Learn some simple strategies to reduce your risk for digestive disorders.

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  • How to Handle Back Pain

    A shooting pain after lifting a heavy box. The dull ache from sitting too long in front of a computer. Stiffness due to disk disease. What should you do when back pain occurs?

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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.
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.
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    Each year, more than a million Americans die of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Low-dose aspirin therapy is one weapon in the arsenal against heart disease that also includes healthy dieting, adequate exercise, and not smoking. Learn more about aspirin's role in combating heart disease by taking this quiz

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

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      Arthritis in the lower back and pelvic area can cause pain and loss of motion. See how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments can help.

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