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Bike Together, Safely

A bicycle ride can be a great way to exercise with your family. But proper bike safety is important for everyone—even if you’re only going for a quick ride.

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5 Signs You Have a Thyroid Problem

A thyroid disorder can cause your body to make too much or too little thyroid hormone, which can impact your health and how you feel. Is your thyroid on the fritz? Here are five common signs it might be.

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Get the Facts About Fibroids

If you’re a woman who has been told that you have fibroids, you’re not alone. By age 50, up to 70 percent of white women and 90 percent of African-American women may have these muscular tumors in the wall of the uterus.

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Mental Health
Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: If you have Raynaud's phenomenon, you will know it because of your fingers and toes change color.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Degenerative changes or injury to the knee can cause pain, swelling, and immobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement. In this video, you will learn about knee replacement surgery, its benefits, and its potential risks.

      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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