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Building a Budget

With the new year under way, it's a good time to review your expenses and set a budget. Find ways to cut back if needed.

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When Your Thyroid Stalls: Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. The condition may be caused by birth defects, viruses, or autoimmune diseases. Hypothyroidism can also cause depression-like symptoms.

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What Do You Know About Birth Defects?

What can a woman do to help ensure that her developing baby is healthy? Find out by taking this quiz.

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Tips for Diabetes Management

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. Here are 3 strategies to help you self-manage your condition.

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Back and Neck Care
Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Pregnancy and Newborns
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Women's Health
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    The human appendix is a 3- to 6-inch narrow tube located where the small and large intestines join. It's mostly known for becoming inflamed, affecting thousands of Americans each year. To learn more about the appendix, take this quiz.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

      MULTIMEDIA

      The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck—the cervical area of your spine—ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watch this video to find out the possible causes and recommended treatment.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.

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