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Shingles: Chickenpox 2.0

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk for shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the nerves near your spine and can erupt as a rash and pain later in life.

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Constipation: What's Normal, What's Not

Take this quiz and find out what you know about the causes and treatment of constipation.

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A Serious Look at Fainting

A single fainting episode in a young, healthy person may not be cause for alarm, but it could be a sign of a more serious problem.

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More People Struggle with IBD

Over the last two decades, the number of adults in the U.S. with irritable bowel disease has nearly doubled.

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Cholesterol
Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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.
Older Adults
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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    A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical discharge from brain cells that causes mental or physical symptoms. Epilepsy is a group of chronic conditions in which a person has unprovoked recurring seizures. Find out more about epilepsy and seizures by taking this quiz.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.

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