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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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    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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      Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.

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