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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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10 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

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The Link Between Obesity and Asthma

Obesity could increase your risk of asthma because of changes in your respiratory muscles and other related conditions, according to this study.

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Is It Asthma or Something Else?

If you have asthma that doesn't respond to conventional therapies, it could be because one of these conditions is the root cause of your breathing troubles.

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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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Spring Cleaning Your Pantry and Fridge

Inspire yourself to lose weight with these spring cleaning tips that can help create order in your kitchen and support healthy eating.

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The Scoop on Powdered Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements can help with chronic illnesses like diabetes, joint pain, and obesity. Here's how to take it properly.

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Obesity's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have RA, obesity can put you at greater risk of complications from your disease. Here's what we know about the link.

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How to Lose Weight When You're Hypothyroid

Losing weight can be hard when you’re hypothyroid, but you can succeed if you follow these key tips.

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Weight Loss Challenges for Thyroid Patients

Learn how to overcome these five key challenges to weight loss when you have a thyroid condition.