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Nutrition

Are Processed Foods Killing Us?

Processed foods may be a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Learn why eating low fat or low carb might not matter as much as eating real food.

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Nutrition

Low-Carb Diets Different for Men and Women

Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular for promoting weight loss and heart health, but your gender might affect the outcome.

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Nutrition

Foods for RA: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan

There’s no specific RA diet, but these anti-inflammatory food and drink choices can help you fight inflammation every day of the week.

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Living With

Can You Breastfeed With Breast Cancer?

If you're excited about breastfeeding your baby, but worried about how breast cancer can interfere, here are some promising facts to help you figure it out.

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Living With

Tips and Products to Help You Sleep During Menopause

Night sweats and hot flashes keeping you awake? These suggestions can help.

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Nutrition

Mother's Lifestyle Shapes Child's Obesity

Mothers can reduce their child's risk of obesity by changing their lifestyle. Consider adopting these five habits before you get pregnant.

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Risk Factors

Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy and Diabetes

Breast cancer survivors who receive hormone therapy may have a higher risk of diabetes. These tips can help you limit excessive weight gain after treatment.

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Symptoms

Understanding Eating Disorders

How much do you know about eating disorders? Learn about the symptoms and treatments for several different types of eating disorders.

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Second Opinion

How Metabolism Affects Obesity, Diabetes Risk

If you have poor metabolism, your obesity and type 2 diabetes risk may be higher than normal, and you may need intensive lifestyle changes to avoid weight gain.

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Risk Factors

Lupus Is Killing More Young Women Than Reported

Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.