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  • On Being Gluten-Free

    Many people are reducing or eliminating gluten from their diets. Some have a serious immune disorder called celiac disease, but many more simply feel better gluten-free. Find out the facts behind this protein found in certain grains.

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  • When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

    If someone in your life has a mental illness, it can be a challenge. Read on to learn how to help your loved one.

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  • Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

    Are you due for a tetanus shot? How about a shingles vaccine? See how much you know about the vaccines you need as an adult.

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    Asthma flare-ups can be started by things known as triggers. Do you know what can trigger asthma? Test your knowledge.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Small changes in what you eat can make a big difference in your heart health. Watch and learn how easy it is to improve your health by eating right.

      Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.

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