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Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.

By Lisa Fields
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Pregnancy After Weight-Loss Surgery

Learn about the risks and benefits of getting pregnant after bariatric surgery, including precautions you may need to take.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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The Weight-Cancer Connection

Obesity could be responsible for 20 percent of all cancers. Learn how losing even a few pounds could lower your cancer risk.

By HealthAfter50
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Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous

What does having excess belly fat mean if the rest of your body is at a normal weight? A lot, apparently.

By HealthAfter50