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5 Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

As fall creeps in, and temperatures plunge, exercisers turn indoors to get their endorphins pumping. Consider kickboxing, swimming or water aerobics, spinning, or rock climbing. Or, why not mix it up!

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Check Your Risk

Breast cancer can be a devastating disease. But early detection can save your life. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, find out your risk for breast cancer.

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When One More is Too Many

What's the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? How can you cut back if you drink too much? Find out what you know about alcohol abuse. 

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    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.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

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      Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes. A straightforward explanation of risk factors along with signs and symptoms and complications encourages the viewer to start thinking about lifestyle changes.

      Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.