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When Is a Mole Just a Mole (and When Should You Be Worried)?

As the body’s largest organ, skin should get as much care and medical attention as other parts of the body – but it often doesn’t. Of all cancers, skin cancer is the most common, ...
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Diagnosed with Prehypertension -- Now What?

The definition of prehypertension sounds like some sort of medical no-man's land--your blood pressure isn't below 120/80, which is considered normal, but it also isn't above 140/90, which ...
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Healthy at Home: New Technology Keeps Patients With Heart Failure Out of the Hospital

John Diaz, 73, of Laguna Woods, had been living with heart failure for several years. Like many patients with this condition, he had been in and out of the hospital many times due to an increase in ...
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5 Foods for a Healthy Cervix

You know a diet full of fruits and vegetables is good for you, but it did you know that, as a woman, eating right can actually help reduce your chances of getting cervical cancer? It's time to ...
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Going Below the Surface to Prevent Adult Acne

Puberty may be a distant blur in the rear-view mirror, but it doesn't mean you won't get a pimple. Adult acne is common--studies have found that up to 64 percent of American men and women in ...
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Get the Write Stuff to Handle Life's Issues

In a world where we tend to express ourselves with emojis or in 140 characters or less, taking the time to write complete paragraphs seems positively quaint. But sitting down and translating our ...
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Bookworms Rejoice! Reading is Good for Your Health

When it comes to your health, curling up with a good book is as beneficial as a set of bicep curls. "Reading is a form of exercise that makes you stronger emotionally and mentally," says ...
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Living with Eczema: Love the Skin You're In

It's important to take care of your skin if you have eczema, and not just to heal the dry, itchy red patches caused by this condition. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, can be related to a ...
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Are We Still Eating Too Much Sugar?

Good health is all about moderation, which is what we need to live longer, fuller lives. That means putting a damper on the amount of sugar we consume each day. But that’s not as easy as giving ...
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Not All Vitamins Are Created Equal: Know What to Look for in Your A to Ks

Americans love vitamins. More than half of us take some form of a one-a-day supplement or daily vitamin, which, according to research, equates to about $81 million in annual sales! ...
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