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Have Your Tonsils Gone Viral?

Many things can cause tonsillitis—from strep bacteria to Epstein-Barr. Effective treatment depends on the cause. Find out how to treat your sore throat.

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Halloween History and Safety Quiz

Many children look forward to Halloween trick-or-treating. Make sure it's a safe one for your child and the children who visit your front door. Take this quiz on Halloween history and safety.

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Leaning on Long-Term Care

If a loved one needs ongoing medical care or can't do everyday self-care like bathing, dressing, or grocery shopping, long-term care may be needed. Experts estimate that about 10 million Americans need long-term care in any given year.

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Sweeteners: Not That Helpful

Artificial sweeteners are popular substitutes for sugar, but they may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

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Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
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.
Women's Health
Women's Health
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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    True or false: Most of the lumps women find when checking their breasts aren't cancerous.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    Endometriosis is a common condition among women. It affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Find out if you're at risk for it.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.