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Depression is more common among teens than most people realize. Parents, know the warning signs. >
Billing and insurance — chasing the money — is a huge and largely unnecessary portion of healthcare costs in the U.S.  >
The effects of traumatic events in childhood can last a lifetime. But they don't need to. >
Avocados are too good for you to remain an exotic food eaten only in Mexican restaurants or California rolls. These fruits are high in MUFA — monounsaturated fatty acids — that help reduce bad, LDL, cholesterol and raise good, HDL, cholesterol. A new study by the American Heart Association shows just how much an avocado a day can help your body process fats, leaving blood vessels clearer and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Hope to lose a few pounds, or just stop gaining? Some simple changes can help you eat better almost automatically.  More >

Eating disorder or disordered eating? The distinction is fuzzy, but stopping early is key.   >

How many minutes do you walk
in a day?
A. Five to 10 minutes
B. 15 to 20 minutes
C. 25 to 35 minutes
D. at least 45 minutes a day

A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

When schools made this simple, no-cost change, kids ate more fruit and vegetables at lunch. >
Heart problems begin when you are young. Six lifestyle choices can make a difference into old age. >
Beetroot juice may not help muscles during exercise quite as expected. >
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