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Prevent Running Injuries

Here are some simple steps to avoid running injuries.

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Cycling Quiz

Biking is an enjoyable and effective form of exercise. But is it less stressful on your joints?

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How Old is "Old Enough" for Contacts?

Is your child ready for contact lenses? There are no hard rules about when a child is ready to switch to contacts. Here are some tips to help you make this important decision.

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Protecting Your Little Pitcher

If the warmer weather has your child itching to pitch, don’t let him or her overdue it. A recent survey of young ball players found many of them play with arm pain. That can be a sign of an overuse injury. As a parent, you can help prevent this sports-related problem.

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    Answer this one: In most forms of glaucoma, what damages the optic nerve?

    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.

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

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      Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swallowing and chewing, as well as the muscles of the eyes, face, and neck. This video explores possible causes of this disease, as well as available treatments.

      Finding out you are pregnant may prompt you to make some lifestyle changes, particularly in your diet. You may decide to eat more fruits and vegetables and less high-fat foods. Another change you may want to consider: cutting back on coffee.

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