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  • A 7-Step Plan for Weight Loss
    The latest studies conclude that a successful weight-loss plan is a mind/body undertaking that not only involves monitoring calorie intake and expenditure, but dealing with the psychological side of weight loss and habit change.
  • A Checklist for Depression
    What's the difference between a bad case of the blues and the painful mental disorder known as depression? According to the experts, impaired functioning is usually a clear-cut indication of clinical depression.
  • A Checklist to Help You Spot Hearing Loss
    Parents and pediatricians should know how to detect hearing problems at various stages during a child's first three years of life.
  • A Child Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
    Detailed information on living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • A Child's Concept of Death
    For infants and toddlers, death has very little meaning. School-aged children begin to understand death as permanent, universal, and inevitable. A predominant theme in adolescence is a feeling of immortality or being exempt from death.
  • A Child's First Dental Visit Fact Sheet
    Your child should see a dentist six months after eruption of the first tooth, experts say. The dentist can provide or recommend preventative information regarding baby bottle tooth decay, infant feeding practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits and finger-sucking habits.
  • A Chubby Baby Is Not a Sign of Obesity
    With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?
  • A Cleaner Colon Is Key to Effective Screening
    Proper bowel cleaning before a colonoscopy makes it easier to spot precancerous polyps, and avoid costly repeat tests, says a new study.
  • A Closer Look at Bruises
    Bruises are a part of life. By the time you notice a bruise, though, it's already started to heal.
  • A Closer Look at Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease; it is a disorder that interferes with the normal function of the large intestine (colon) and is characterized by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
  • A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny
    Polycarbonate plastic is durable, impact-resistant, and clear. It is widely used in food and beverage containers, but research has raised concerns over its health effects.
  • A Food Lover's Guide
    Here's your guide to the best foods to nourish you, as well as those foods best left for that occasional need to indulge in guilty pleasures.
  • A Fowl Choice: Make It Turkey
    In your grocer's case, you'll find whole turkeys and parts — fresh, frozen, and smoked. You'll also see ground turkey, turkey cutlets, turkey hot dogs, turkey sausage, and turkey burgers.
  • A Fruity Way to End the Meal
    Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
  • A Glossary