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How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says.

4/20/2014

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say.

4/20/2014

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications.

4/19/2014

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds.

4/19/2014

More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

But consumption of harmful fats stuck at same levels as 20 years ago.

4/18/2014

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group.

4/18/2014

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims.

4/18/2014

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