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These Eating Habits Could Endanger Your Heart

When (and if) you eat certain meals throughout the day could have serious implications for your cardiovascular health, according to new research.

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Eat Your Way to Stronger Heart

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S., but this new study gives us one clear-cut way to lower our risk.

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A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

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Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.

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7 Sneaky Breast Cancer Symptoms That Are Easy to Miss

Something funky going on with your breast? Our guide to surprising breast-cancer symptoms shows you what to look for and what to do next.

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When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

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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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Coffee May Help You Lose Weight

Talk about a morning perk! New research shows that coffee may jumpstart your body’s fat-burning potential.

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Can You Get Herpes From...? Your Questions Answered

First of all, don’t panic. Learn just how the herpes virus is transmitted and whether you’re at risk from things like toilet seats and towels.

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The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.