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9 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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What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?

A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.

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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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What to Know About RA’s Link to Osteoporosis

Having RA increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and suffering fractures from it. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

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Don't Take It Sitting Down: Sitting Harms Your Heart and Health

Sitting too much can cause poor blood circulation increase inflammation. Learn how an active lifestyle can prevent obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Diabetes Risks Rise With Inactivity

Just two weeks of inactivity increases the risks associated with diabetes. Learn how to avoid step reduction and increase your daily activities.

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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.