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Kaboom! Leave It to the Professionals

Stay safe and watch a professional fireworks display instead of setting off your own.

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Ready For a Dip in The Pool?

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Food and Emotion

Do you fuel your emotions with food? Snack when you're bored or anxious? Learn how to tell if your emotions are in control of your appetite.

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Keeping Healthy Habits

Many Americans have trouble living a healthy lifestyle, recent research says. Yet small steps can move you in the right direction.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
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
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    True or false: Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.

    The body mass index is a measure of a person's body fat. In children and teens, the index is used to find out if a child is too thin, too heavy, or at risk of becoming too heavy.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

      Many more CT and MRI scans are done these days, greatly boosting the amount of radiation that patients receive and raising questions about overuse of these imaging methods, a new analysis concludes.

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