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5 Reasons the Holidays Are Bad for Your Heart

There are several explanations as to why December 25 and 26 are the top two days for cardiac deaths. Find out why — and how

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Am I Going to the Bathroom Too Often?

Frequent bowel movements may concern you, but there isn’t a “normal” rate when it comes to how often you go.
Here’s an awkward but important question

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Does Eating More Fiber Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

 
Colon cancer impacts tens of thousands of Americans each year, but the right diet could lower your risk of being affected.
In the past few years,

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How to Deal With Holiday Meals When You Have Acid Reflux

You don’t always have to feel the burn.
The holidays are all about indulgence, and why not? The festive drinks and rich foods, from pot roasts

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How Much Sugar Is Okay to Eat?

Recently, sugar — and how much we’re consuming — has been making headlines.
When it comes to heart health (and overall health) butter used to be

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What to Eat After You’ve Been Diagnosed With Cancer

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you need to develop a practical plan to live and fight the disease. Paying close attention to what you

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How to Set Realistic Strategies for Counting Calories

Whether you use the latest mobile apps, an old-fashioned food diary or rely on prepared meals, counting your daily calorie intake can help you with

What Is Carcinoma?

Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the tissue that lines your internal organs.
Carcinoma is the most common form of cancer.

Most people have heard the

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6 New Medical Breakthroughs Helping Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Technology often gets a bad rap in our modern world. But when it comes to health care, there are some exciting new technical innovations on