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Stuffed Cabbage Soup

This autumn-friendly soup pairs cabbage, ground round, and onion in a soup served over the grain of your choice. It will leave you warm and satisfied.

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Check Your Risk

Breast cancer can be a devastating disease. But early detection can save your life. To mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, find out your risk for breast cancer.

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When One More Is Too Many

What's the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? How can you cut back if you drink too much? Find out what you know about alcohol abuse. 

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Feeling Anxious?

Researchers have found that women are more likely to struggle with anxiety disorders than are men.

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Zika and Pregnancy

One way to prevent infection during pregnancy is to protect yourself from mosquitoes.

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Mental Health
Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Cancer
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Many people swear by alternative and complementary therapies. Find out more about these treatments by taking this quiz.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, or by striking the head on another object. It may result in loss of consciousness or confusion, but the effects usually resolve in a few hours or days. This video explains what happens during a concussion, how it should be treated, and what preventive steps to take.

      Newfangled devices make it easier than ever to monitor blood sugar, but an analysis of more than 30 studies suggests that newer isn’t necessarily better in terms of blood sugar control.

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