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What every parent should know about teens and self-harm
The warning signs of teenage suicide aren't always easy to spot, but this one is a major red flag.
Marijuana: A gateway to smoking tobacco?
We often paint marijuana as a steppingstone to hard drug use, but a new study finds it may take users in another direction as well. Learn more.
Eggs recalled due to salmonella risk
Find out if your eggs should go back to the store.
Menopause: How hormone therapy affects body fat
Taking and stopping hormone therapy can lead to weight-related changes, a new study finds.
High blood pressure may put some pregnancies at risk
Get it checked and learn the steps you can take to bring your blood pressure down.
5 ways pets can help your health
Discover the mental and physical benefits of owning a pet. Plus, take our quiz at the end to see how much you know about your pet's role in your health.
Hoarding disorder: When saving spirals out of control
No one knows what causes it, but hoarding is a real mental disorder that affects brain activity.
Mumps vaccine might not last forever
The protection of the mumps vaccination wanes over time, a new study suggests. Learn when to get your booster and protect yourself.
Liver cancer is on the rise, but this test could help prevent it
The number of liver cancers has been steadily climbing. Why?
Must exercise be lengthy to help lengthen your life?
Current guidelines say exercise should last at least 10 minutes to be effective. New research says that may not be the case.
Weight-loss surgery: The pros and cons for teens
Severely obese teens can see their diabetes disappear after weight-loss surgery, but there are risks too.
Could bad hearing cause a bad accident?
A new study on hearing loss and safety finds poor hearing may be a bigger problem than you'd think.
Alcohol and drugs: Why do some people become addicted?
Certain genetic, mental health and environmental factors put you at higher risk for addiction, research shows. Find out now what they are.
When it's time to see a foot doctor
It's Foot Health Awareness Month. Check out our infographic to learn how to take care of your own two feet.
An unexpected link between heart and brain health
Even if you don't exercise at all, it's not too late to start.
Dental health may indicate diabetes risk
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take our assessment to find out.
Smoking may harm your hearing
Check out our infographic on the other surprising ways that smoking damages your body.
Pregunta de la semana: ¿Su bebé está seguro en un portabebés?
Las mamás que usen portabebés deben controlar a sus bebés con frecuencia rato para asegurarse de que estén bien.
Question of the week: Is your baby safe in a sling?
Moms who carry their babies in a sling must check on them often to be sure they're safe.
Breast cancer: Losing a loved one may shape prevention decisions
Watching a loved one go through breast cancer influenced how women at high risk of the disease handled their own prevention. Find out how this could affect your treatment decisions.
The health benefits of laughter
It turns out laughter really is good for the body and mind. Discover why, plus have a laugh on us at the end.
Not sleeping well? Don't blame your age
Sleeping problems aren't unusual for older people, but they're not a given either.
Teen sexting is on the rise
A new study finds that 1 in 4 teens has received an explicit text. Read our tips on how to talk to your teen about the legal ramifications and lasting consequences of sexting.
Opioid epidemic getting worse
New data from CDC show that emergency room visits for opioid overdoses are rising. Learn more about these alarming new stats.
Mythbuster: Do motorcycle helmets protect the spine?
A new study has the answer. Find out what researchers discovered after looking at more than 1,000 motorcycle crashes.