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The End of the Matter

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death. Take steps to reduce your risk. It’s not an area of the body that is pleasant to discuss. At the end of your digestive tract are your colon and rectum, which are responsible for removing water, salt, and nutrients from stool and storing it until it’s passed […]


Food Obsession

When food and weight control are all you think about. In the beginning it’s easy to hide. It’s done in secret, so no one knows your struggle. You barely eat, making the excuse you’re not hungry; you quietly head to the bathroom after a big meal and purge yourself; or when you’re alone you can’t […]


Be An Informed Patient

Make the most of your doctor’s visit. How many times have you gotten home from a doctor’s appointment and realized you forgot to ask an important question? Many people feel uncomfortable, flustered, or embarrassed about their state of health and end up omitting information, neglecting to ask the right questions, or forgetting what the doctor […]


Do Your Muscles a Favor

Include a warm up and cool down as part of your workout. Even though warming up and cooling down only add a few extra minutes to a workout, many people skip this part of exercise. They arrive at the gym, head straight for the treadmill, set their pace for an allotted amount of time, do […]


Could It Be Autism?

Learn to recognize the symptoms of disorders on the autism spectrum. Bobby just turned 1 and appears to be happy and healthy, but his parents notice he doesn’t act like his older sister did at his age. He rarely smiles, laughs, or makes eye contact—even when the family makes funny faces and sings songs. He’s […]


Why Are You Fat?

Eight possible reasons to explain the gain. Around the world, nearly 2 billion people are overweight, and an overwhelming two out of every three Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, with one out of three considered obese. Since 1980, the number of obese people in the world has almost doubled. What’s going on? […]


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