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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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Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Cancer
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    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.

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      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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