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Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

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How Safe Is Your Child?

More parents think their children are following safety rules when riding bicycles than the kids really are, researchers say. Writing in the May 2004 issue of the journal Injury Control and Safety Promotion, researchers found that although 70 percent of parents surveyed said their child always wore a helmet while riding a bike, only 51 percent of the children said they did. The gap was even wider for car passenger safety. Ninety-two percent of parents said their child always wore a seat belt in a car, but only 70 percent of their children agreed with that.

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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.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.