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Cool Ways to Break a Sweat in the Heat

There’s nothing like stepping outside to enjoy summer’s warmth and sunshine. Now is the perfect time to get out in the great outdoors while improving your fitness and overall health.

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Birth Control: Know the Options

Choosing a contraceptive that is safe, effective, and right for you can be tough. Becoming an informed consumer can help you make a decision.

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Healthy Lessons Come from Every Generation

Every generation can teach you something about living a healthier life.

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High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions and our movements. The brain, nerves and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice 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.

    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.

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      Fibrillation is a type of abnormal muscle contraction. A fibrillating heart muscle looks as if it is wiggling rather than squeezing and does not move blood the way a normal contraction does. This video discusses what happens when the fibrillation is in the atrium, one of the upper chambers of the heart.

      A lengthy to-do list, a fast-approaching deadline, conflict with a colleague—many people struggle with such on-the-job stressors. When constant and overwhelming, this stress can lead to job burnout.

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