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Chemicals in fast food wrappers can remain in your body for up to 10 years.  >
Bullying doesn’t just harm kids' self-esteem; it hurts kid’s grades, too.  >
The American Heart Association offers way to tweak your eating habits to keep the pounds off. >
Kids are bound to misbehave. But what do you do about it? Time outs are proven to be an effective way to discipline bad behavior. Too often, however, parents don't understand all the steps involved in an effective time out. A recent study both underscores how valuable time outs are, and highlights where parents tend to go wrong. Here's what you need to do. >

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 >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or cell phone elbow, results from the compression of the ulnar nerve.   >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
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.

It's called polypharmacy or over-prescribing — seniors are being given prescriptions that can muddle their minds and cause falls. Here's why. >
Being prescribed a step count can encourage patients with diabetes or high blood pressure to be more active. Just add a pedometer. >
Vaping, inhaling the vapor from e-cigarettes, seems safe enough, but study after study finds it's a gateway to smoking. >
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