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Diseases and Conditions
Diseases & Conditions
Do you need information on heart disease? Cancer? Asthma? The common cold? Look here for those and many other conditions.
Prevention
Prevention
Screening tests and immunizations are two important ways to prevent illness and catch health problems when they are easier to treat.
Today's Medicine
Today's Medicine
Be an active patient—be a partner with your doctor in your health care. Keep your medical appointments and plan ahead to make the most of those visits.
Fitness
Fitness
Regular exercise is essential to good health. What"s your preference—walking, biking, swimming, or a fitness class? Find out why it"s time to get moving.
Nutrition
Nutrition
You can improve your diet with simple changes: Add more fruits and vegetables to your menus, switch to low-fat milk, choose whole grains.
Weight Control
Weight Control
The central idea in weight management is to balance the amount of food you eat with your level of daily physical activity.