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Overweight? Blame Your Birth Year

An “obesity gene” packs more punch in recent years than it used to, a study found.


Can Soda Shorten Your Life?

New research finds a soda a day can mean five years of aging — similar to smoking.

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When Is the Safest Time to Go to a Hospital?

Scheduling surgery during weekday business hours, if you can, may be your healthiest move yet.

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Is Quitting Smoking on Your Calendar for 2015?

There's no better time to kick the habit than the New Year.

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10 Health Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

Feeling tired, bloated or bothered by chronic headaches? Here are 10 health symptoms that women should never ignore.

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How to Choose the Best Diet for You

Atkins? Weight Watchers? Paleo? Zone? Or does it really matter?

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Flu Widespread Over More Than Half the U.S.

Learn the signs and how to protect yourself, courtesy of the Red Cross


Considering a Juice Cleanse?

You may be surprised to learn what a cleanse can — and can’t — do for you.

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9 Things You Should Know About the HPV Vaccine

The vaccine is proven to protect against cervical cancer and also cancers of the anus, vulva and vagina. Yet millions are missing out.

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Why Self Esteem Can Protect You From Bad Relationships

And how to increase your feelings of worth.

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How to Stay Germ-Free at the Gym

Make sure your workout works for — not against — your health.

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6 Powerful Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

These prevention strategies could cut America’s cancer rate in half.

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How to Make a Better New Year’s Resolution

Most resolutions fail. Here’s how to make sure yours doesn’t.

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Injury-Proof Your Exercise Resolution

You’ve vowed to get moving in 2015. Here’s how not to get sidelined.

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6 New Year’s Health Resolutions You Can’t Afford Not to Make

Want to make an impact on your long-term health and possibly even save your life in an emergency? Make these six New Year’s resolutions a priority.