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A Moody Stomach: Basics on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Learn the causes, symptoms, triggers, and treatment for this challenging condition.

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What Is an Autoimmune Disease?

The immune system affects every part of your body. Check your knowledge of the many faces of autoimmune disease.

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What You Need to Know About Your Newborn's Body

Caring for your first baby often feels like a nerve-wracking experiment. But before you put your own mom on speed-dial for every question that comes up, read this primer on what to expect with a newborn. 

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Defining a Good Night’s Rest

The National Sleep Foundation has identified 4 key markers of quality sleep. One of them: It takes you no more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.

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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.
    QUIZZES & RISK ASSESSMENTS

    First identified in the early 1990s in the desert Southwest, the hantavirus has been reported in more than 30 states. Learn more about the virus and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by taking 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.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

      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.

        TESTS & PROCEDURES

        Information on more than 370 topics, featuring illustrations designed to clarify complex anatomy and procedures.

        DISEASES & CONDITIONS

        Tap into this interactive encyclopedia for instant access to information on more than 835 diseases and conditions.

        FAMILY HEALTH

        Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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