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Common Medicinal Herbs

Read this primer on common medicinal herbs and learn what they may do for you.

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Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Try one of fall's favorite muffin recipes with pumpkin and fresh cranberries.

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Learn the Language of Lung Disease

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. What do you know about COPD? Test your knowledge about this serious illness.

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Is Your Daughter at Risk for the Triad?

Not eating enough and exercising too much on a routine basis can lead to the female athlete triad.

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    Find out more about constipation by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.


      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      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.

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