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  • The Super Bowl and Your Heart>>

    Is being a football fan too much for your heart to handle?>>

  • 12 Medical Breakthroughs of the Year>>

    All hail Canada’s most clever, most unexpected and most significant advances of the year, from mind-reading prosthetic arms to fighting malaria with dirty socks.>>

  • How a Tattoo Could Save Your Life>>

    Once reserved for sailors and rock stars, tattoos have become so mainstream, you may soon be seeing them in hospitals.>>

  • Could Text Messages Help People Quit Smoking?>>

    Smokers desperate to quit may want to try asking their friends and relatives to barrage them with encouraging text messages, a new study in the UK medical journal The Lancet suggests.>>

  • 25 Ways to Stop Smoking>>

    For all the intense efforts to reduce smoking in America over the past two decades, the progress has not been stellar. Today one in four men and one in five women still smoke.>>

  • Ways to Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain>>

    Most people looking for ways to quit smoking worry about weight gain, and with good reason. Smokers who quit tend to pack on an average of 5 pounds after they stop smoking cigarettes. A new study, published by the journal Science, explains why this happens, paving the way for novel smoking cessation and obesity treatment options.>>

  • Fight Diabetes: 5 Moves for a Longer Life>>

    Eat right and exercise more — the advice is simple but sometimes hard to follow. What do top experts suggest for helping you fight diabetes?>>

  • 20 Ways to Lose Weight After the Holidays>>

    Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Here are 20 simple ways to beat weight gain.>>

  • 5 Surprising Health Benefits of Owning a Pet>>

    Find out the surprising reasons why owning a pet could save your life.>>

  • Holiday Dieting Tips: Indulge Without the Bulge>>

    The holidays are a time of abundance. So how can you celebrate while practicing girth control?>>

  • 6 Ways to Treat Pain>>

    People frustrated by traditional medicine sometimes turn to non-medicinal forms of treatment for relief. Find out how some of these alternative treatments may actually benefit you. (Remember to always discuss these options with your doctor beforehand to make sure you are a good candidate for treatments of any kind.)>>

  • What Your Marriage Counsellor Doesn't Want You to Know>>

    If you knew these things, you wouldn’t need a marriage counselor, would you? This insider info comes from psychologist Karen Sherman and from psychotherapist Wendy Allen, Ph.D., author of How to Survive the Crisis of an Affair.>>

  • Kiss Meat (and Diabetes) Goodbye?>>

    A dinner of tabbouleh, sliced fresh tomatoes, and marinated chickpeas sounds tasty—and the fact that it doesn’t contain meat may help control your diabetes.>>

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Another Argument>>

    These strategies can stop a fight before it starts.>>

  • Exercising Safely With Diabetes>>

    Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to avoid physical activity. It just means that you need to take more precautions than others do when you work out. Here’s how to get on the road to regular physical activity and stay the healthy course.>>