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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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Health Tip of the Day

Boxed Milk and Shelf Life

You bought that milk-in-a-box a while ago, but haven't needed it until today. And the expiration date has passed. Is it still safe to drink? Yes, say nutrition experts at Virginia Tech University. Boxed milk products are safe up to three months after the expiration date. Boxed milk is pasteurized for two seconds at 285 degrees, making it practically sterile.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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