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The Delicate Knee: Preventing an ACL Tear

Discover how the knee joint works and why the anterior cruciate ligament is pivotal to the stability and function of the knee. It's also vulnerable to straining or tearing during activity.

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Grill Yourself on E.Coli

One strain of E. coli is a welcome resident of our intestines, another strain can be deadly. Find out surprising facts about E. coli.

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Choosing Child Care

Finding the right place for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Start here for solid advice.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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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    Heart-attack deaths have fallen 60 percent in four decades. Still, millions of Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases linked with heart attacks and strokes.

    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.

    Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. People who suffer a broken bone related to osteoporosis often experience a downward turn in their overall health.

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      Sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to examine the lower portion of your colon using a thin tube. It may be used to help diagnose certain intestinal problems that can cause symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Abnormal growths may also be detected. This video describes a sigmoidoscopy and how it may inform you about your colorectal health.

      Half of people in the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure make a mistake with their medications within a month of going home. This is true even among people who get counseling and guidance from a pharmacist.