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What Do You Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

February is AMD Awareness Month. Find out more about this eye disease by taking the quiz.

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A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Did you know that 5 times more women die from heart attacks than from breast cancer? And that more women than men die of heart disease each year? Find out what you can do to lower your risk.

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A Child's First Dental Visit

Your child's first trip to the dentist can be daunting for both the parent and the child. Experts recommend taking your child to the dentist before age 1 to help him or her get acquainted with the dentist and the setting.

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Too Much TV Time?

For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. A recent study linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.

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    Botulism is rare, but extremely dangerous. This quiz will help you learn how to make sure the food you eat is safe.

    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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      Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis often occurs in older adults, although younger people who are born with a small spinal canal may also develop symptoms. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recommended.

      Keeping your child active may not always be easy. Children may be more interested in video games, YouTube videos, or the latest episode of American Idol.

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