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On Being Gluten-Free

Many people are reducing or eliminating gluten from their diets. Some have a serious immune disorder called celiac disease, but many more simply feel better gluten-free. Find out the facts behind this protein found in certain grains.

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When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

If someone in your life has a mental illness, it can be a challenge. Read on to learn how to help your loved one.

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Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

Are you due for a tetanus shot? How about a shingles vaccine? See how much you know about the vaccines you need as an adult.

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Fitness
Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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.
Men's Health
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Quick-relief asthma medicine helps you during an asthma flare-up. Find out more about this important part of your asthma treatment by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

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      Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort, and what circumstances require a visit to your doctor.

      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.