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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Sunday 06/17/2012
Ten safety tips from the start of training through race day
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:46 am

When it comes to training, Americans are pushing themselves harder than ever. Participation in marathons and triathlons continues to rise every year, and extreme adventure racing events, which require participants to navigate obstacles and endure sometimes brutal conditions, are becoming more numerous.

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Wednesday 05/16/2012
Five time-saving weight-loss tips
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:46 am

Losing weight isn't something that happens overnight - it requires hard work and discipline. However, you may find that time, or lack thereof, can be one of your biggest obstacles to losing weight.

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Monday 05/07/2012
Ladies, Take Shyness Out of Swimwear With Girltrunks
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NewsUSA) - Bathing suit season. The words strike fear in the hearts of women of all sizes, conjuring images of teeny-weeny bikinis and the inevitable wardrobe malfunctions. With bottoms that ride down and tops that ride up, women truly get the short end of the stick when it comes to summer swimwear.

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Monday 04/02/2012
A new way to find energy when you need it most
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:46 am

Nutrition has always been an important component of athletic performance, but only recently have superfoods like chia been utilized in concentrated doses to deliver targeted nutrients to athletes. Chia, known widely as the popular novelty household plant grown to resemble hair on clay heads, is now gaining momentum as a premium nutritional supplement. In fact, it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in commercial use.

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Wednesday 07/25/2012
Help Protect Yourself Against Pneumococcal Disease - Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Vaccination
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NAPSI)Do you know there is a vaccine that can help protect you from pneumonia and other serious diseases caused by a common bacteria called pneumococcus (pronounced noo-mo-ka-kus)? These bacteria are a common cause of pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, but they can also cause other serious infections that affect thousands of people in the United States each year. In fact, more than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year with pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common pneumococcal disease among adults in the United States.

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Five Suggestions To Simplify Your Daily Life
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NAPSI)—Life can be a little less complicated if you consider these hints to help simplify daily life:

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Going Online To Learn About LASIK
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NAPSI)—Social networks and blogs have taken the information-rich resources of the Internet and made them a part of everyday conversation: According to a recent Pew Internet study, 80 percent of Internet users, or 59 percent of U.S. adults, look online for health information. Networks like Facebook, review sites such as HealthGrades and Yelp, and comments and questions posted online are extremely useful tools for researching personal health matters. Popular topics of inquiry include learning about procedures, specific medical conditions, understanding treatment options and finding a doctor. When considering an elective procedure, such as vision correction with LASIK, having access to online resources can make becoming an informed patient much easier.

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Tuesday 07/24/2012
School lunch vs. bag lunch: What's best for your kids?
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(ARA) - Bag it or buy it? What's healthier and what will they eat? It's a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there's an assumption that bagging is better, but there's also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can help make this year's lunchtime decisions a breeze.

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Health alert - picking the right team to tackle opioid painkiller dependence
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

A Silent Epidemic

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Monday 07/23/2012
A woman's 'rare' journey: life with an uncommon disease
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(ARA) - Everyone has a rare quality or a characteristic that sets him or her apart from others - a special talent, a unique interest or, for some, a rare disease. A disease is considered 'rare' if it affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. There are 7,000 known rare diseases affecting 30 million people, or one in 10, Americans. For comparison, one common disease, diabetes, affects more than 25 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sunday 07/22/2012
Pack a school lunch they won't want to trade
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(ARA) - Packing school lunches filled with healthy, appealing and creative foods is an excellent start to encouraging children to make sensible food choices now and in the future. But if lunch items you pack are less than appetizing, it could be the next item of trade in the cafeteria: a risk not worth taking in the age of nutrient-deficient and calorie-heavy school lunches.

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Wednesday 07/18/2012
What are postmenopausal women leaving unsaid?
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(ARA) - Characterized as a generation who led the sexual revolution in the sixties, many baby boomer women are reluctant to talk with their partners or healthcare professionals about the conditions they're experiencing as a result of menopause, including vaginal atrophy (a-truh-fee). Why are they suffering in silence? And why has this discussion remained taboo even though it is shared by women everywhere? There is some basic information women should be aware of and an option that is available to help women relieve their postmenopausal vaginal symptoms.

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Tuesday 07/17/2012
Cord Blood And Cerebral Palsy
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NAPSI)—Researchers may soon have good news for many of the estimated 2 million Americans who have cerebral palsy, a condition that is caused by a brain injury before birth or during the first few years of life. The condition can impair movement, hearing, vision and cognitive skills. There’s currently no cure—and no standard therapy that works for all patients.

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A Plan For Managing Diabetes And Weight
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:49 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those with diabetes. Many feel they must choose between maintaining a healthy weight and managing their glucose levels. A new book says that it’s possible to do both.

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