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Shingles: Chickenpox 2.0

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk for shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the nerves near your spine and can erupt as a rash and pain later in life.

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Constipation: What's Normal, What's Not

Take this quiz and find out what you know about the causes and treatment of constipation.

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A Serious Look at Fainting

A single fainting episode in a young, healthy person may not be cause for alarm, but it could be a sign of a more serious problem.

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More People Struggle with IBD

Over the last two decades, the number of adults in the U.S. with irritable bowel disease has nearly doubled.

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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

    Smallpox was once found throughout the world, causing illness and death wherever it occurred.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

      MULTIMEDIA

      This procedure, a common type of open heart surgery, is one way to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart. Watch the video and learn about the surgery and what you can expect during recovery and rehabilitation.

      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.