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Lupus

The causes of lupus are unknown although scientists believe that heredity and environmental factors are involved. This disorder is most common in women who are in their 20s and 30s. In some cases lupus may be induced by certain medications. Lupus is diagnosed with blood tests other diagnostic...


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Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Health Tip of the Day

The Outwit-Your-Brain Diet

  • Avoid starvation diets. They simply don't work. Instead, eat balanced meals, avoid binges and limit snacks.

  • Eat slowly. It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's full.

  • Skip the bread served at restaurants before a meal. The bread will leave you hungrier. Eat a salad instead.

  • Drink water. Water can fill you up and leave you with less of an appetite.

  • Swap fiber for fat. Fiber can make you feel bloated so you'll eat less at dinner. Choose celery or carrot sticks for snacks.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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