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Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver
Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.
Just for Kids: Summer Fun, Summer Health
The end of the school year is here. That means now may be a good time to start thinking about how to keep your kids healthy and safe this summer.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Getting Physical Could Fight Liver Disease
Exercise — it's good for more than just keeping the weight off.
Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
Implanted Device Tested as New Weight-Loss Option
With obesity on the rise worldwide, solutions like bariatric surgery to combat life-threatening medical conditions linked to being obese have become more common. New research looked at the effectiveness of another weight-loss option.
Patient Safety Prompted Shift in Weight-Loss Surgery
As the rate of obesity increases, many patients may turn to bariatric surgery as a weight-loss solution that can cut down on potential health problems associated with being overweight.
Exercise and Your Gut Will Thank You
Bacteria aren't just foreign invaders that make us sick. We also hold healthy bacteria within our bodies. Hosting a diverse collection of this good bacteria in the gut may depend on more than diet.