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Gastric Ulcers

Cigarette smoking, foods and beverages containing caffeine, alcohol use, and certain medications may contribute to the development of gastric ulcers.


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Animation: Diabetes Detective: Examining the Evidence Animation
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Quiz: Heart Disease Prevention Quiz
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Today in Health News

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Health Tip of the Day

Popular Diets May Be Risky

Popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach and the Zone, all of which discourage carbohydrates and encourage consuming meat and other high-fat food, can be hazardous to your health. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, in the long term these and other diets high in animal fat can increase the risk for cancers of the lung, colon, rectum, breast, endometrium and prostate.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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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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