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Could promiscuity up cancer risk?

Having more sexual partners could increase your exposure to problematic viruses.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

Gear up for wintertime fun

The right equipment, warm clothes and firm rules will keep your snow-loving youngsters safe and happy.

Chest radiation can tax the heart

During therapy and long afterward, a commitment to physical activity could be the best way to improve quality of life.

Child drug poisoning—an adult problem

Thousands of kids are sent to emergency room each year because parents or grandparents failed to properly secure medications.

Patient Story

‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

Kicking the habit? Don’t go it alone

Your odds of quitting for good will improve if you lean on therapies and others for help.

The bloated burden of high-fiber diets

The trick? Learn to strike the ideal balance between vegetable sources and whole grains.

Cyberbullying worsens teen struggles

In vulnerable youngsters, text messaging and social media can lead to interactions that heighten depression and PTSD.

Can statins stifle healthy habits?

Some who take medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure might stop exercising or gain weight in later years.

Many kids exposed to workplace toxins

Adults in certain work environments pick up toxic dust and contaminants, carrying them home on clothes and shoes.

A dementia-Parkinson’s gene?

Memory and thinking skills may decline faster in Parkinson's patients who have a high-risk gene variant.

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