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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.

Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood, nutrients, and oxygen through your arteries to reach the rest of your body.

The key to lowering low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol, can be as easy as modifying your diet.

Here's a scary stat: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

Ovarian cancer has often been called the "silent killer." Although experts are making progress in identifying ovarian cancer symptoms, early warning signs can be vague—like abdominal and pelvic pain,

Sick of sipping on the same ol' smoothie? This crazy-easy recipe will keep your taste buds satisfied, while reducing your risk of colds.

As many as 5 million American women may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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).

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