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Going Gluten-Free?

Gluten-free is the latest nutritional buzz. Gluten-free foods and menu items are popping up in stores and restaurants across the country. Find out the facts behind this protein found in certain grains.

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Nurturing a Loved One with a Mental Illness

If you have someone in your life with 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 chickenpox vaccine? See how much you know about the vaccines you need as an adult.

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Anxiety a Concern for Women

Women are two times more likely to have an anxiety disorder than are men.

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What to Know About Zika and Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, don’t travel to areas with active Zika. If you live in an area with Zika, take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

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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) 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.
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    Gazing down on the spectacular view from a mountaintop can take your breath away. That breathlessness is oftentimes more than just an awestruck reaction to the sights. It can be a symptom of altitude sickness, an illness that can strike hikers, mountain climbers, skiers and anyone who hits the 8,000-foot mark on a mountain.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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      People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.

      If you like to follow the latest trends, here's one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself.