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Man's Best Friend—In Sickness and in Health?

You share a special bond, a home, and miles of walks. But a recent study found there’s more you might have in common with your furry best friend: your risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Test Your Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge

How much do you know about Alzheimer's? Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.

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Keeping That New Job

You can become an indispensable member of the team in several ways. Here’s how to show your boss that you are worthy of your new job.

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Tune Up Your Concentration Skills

We all need to concentrate--to prevent traffic accidents, to remember important information. But with so many distractions, it's tough to stay focused.

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What Are Screening Tests?

A screening test helps your healthcare provider look for health problems or diseases before you have symptoms. Find out more about screening tests for common diseases.

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Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Cancer
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured?

    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.

    Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. People who have a broken bone related to osteoporosis often experience a downward turn in their overall health.

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      A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is abdominally. In this video, you'll find out medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.