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Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help

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Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

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One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Cracking The Conundrum Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age

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Sleep Apnea Makes Quick Comeback When Breathing Treatment Stops

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From Kings To The Average Joe: Gout Makes A Comeback

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An Affliction Of The Cornea Gets A Closer Look

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Got Low Back Pain? Massage Therapy May Rub It Out

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