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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.
Neuroscience
Neuroscience focuses on your brain and nervous system, which make up your body’s complex and marvelous command center.
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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    Celiac disease is a digestive disease that can affect children and adults alike. Also known as celiac sprue ("sprue" means you can't absorb nutrients from food), this disease is the most common genetic disease in Europe and is considered significantly underdiagnosed in the United States. Learn more about the disease 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.

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

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      Giving up smoking is a tough decision. And slipups can happen. But a slipup doesn’t have to be an excuse to start smoking again. Watch and learn how to get back on track with your plan to quit smoking.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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