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Care for the Caregiver

Planning ahead, getting help, and sharing responsibilities are keys to keeping balance as a caregiver.

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Enlightened Crab Cakes

Fresh crab, egg whites, peppers, and onions rolled in bread crumbs create this lighter version of crab cakes. Top with avocado sauce for a different twist.

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Invest in Your Health: Join a Gym

Make sure your money is well spent when selecting a gym. Find out what to pay attention to when choosing a club to meet your fitness goals.

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Many People Still Misusing Rx Painkillers

Potent pills like opioids can ease many painful ailments. But many people still misuse these medicines despite the danger.

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Cholesterol
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.
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

    Ear, nose, and throat problems affect both children and adults. Knowing how to prevent them and how to treat them if they occur can help you stay healthy. See what you know about the ears, nose, and throat by taking this true-false quiz.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor see directly inside your entire colon using a flexible tube. It can detect intestinal problems such as bleeding or early signs of colorectal cancer. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during a colonoscopy and what to expect given your particular results.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.