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Health Conditions

All the info you need on various health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and allergies. Plus, how to fight colds and flu.

Hypertension—it sounds like a condition that a stressed-out executive would have, not a fit woman who considers herself healthy.

Skin cancer is more common than lung, breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. One in five of people will get it, and each hour someone will die from it.

Cholesterol is the perfect example of getting too much of a good thing. On one hand, your body needs this waxy, fat-like substance (fun fact: it makes up every cell of your body).

From stiff joints to inflammation, dealing with arthritis can be a pain (literally). Luckily, hitting up your doctor for a heavy-duty prescription isn't the only solution.

A new study shows that chowing down on a high-calorie breakfast proves to have massive health benefits, especially if you're diabetic.

You thought you were being so smart, taking swigs from your BPA-free water bottle between sets at the gym. "No endocrine disruption for me!" you probably told yourself.

Does a new study give followers of a wheat-free diet permission to eat pasta? We investigate.

This diet could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. Find out which foods can help you live a long, AD-free life, and which foods to eat in moderation.

About a third of the population is deficient in the sunshine vitamin. Know these 8 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and see your doc if you're questioning your levels. Your bones will thank you.

"Vitamin C plays an essential role in maintaining good health," says Balz Frei, PhD, a leading vitamin C researcher and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Don't you love when studies support habits you already have? We do, too. That's why we've rounded up the best "good news!" studies that help you justify your favorite vices.

Being comfortable in your own skin isn't just a cliché about boosting self-esteem—it's a full-on physical challenge when you get rashes, hives and other irritating breakouts just from wearing a wool s

A sedentary lifestyle makes you a sitting duck for heart disease, diabetes and obesity–even if you work out regularly.

Your heart is your main source of life. So why do you know so little about how it works? In honor of National Heart Month, we break down some of your ticker's best-kept secrets. Hello, love.

By now you're well versed in the basics of a heart-disease fighting diet: Pack your plate with plenty of fruits and veggies, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the occasional dark chocolate treat

"I got nipple tattoos and ditched my bad boyfriend. And that was just the beginning." One woman's brave story.

When you're surrounded by shelves upon shelves of products, it's hard to tell whether each one is a health friend or foe.