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

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.

Not a huge fan of plugging away on the elliptical? You have other options! Here, one form of exercise proven to boost your ticker—no gym required.

You eat loads of veggies, sweat often and don't smoke. So cancer, schmancer, right? Not so fast.

The vaccine is a mismatch, and it could be a nasty flu season. Here, we answer your questions about the flu shot, so you can protect yourself no matter the strain.

Ninety percent of people who have prediabetes—including fit women like you—don't even know it. Here, how to tell if you're at risk and the simple steps you can take to turn your odds around.

The Dente family was the picture of health. Liz, 49, and Tom, 48, and their two kids were always on the go—running, biking and playing outside together.

A new study finds that obesity increases your risk of Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and more. Let's take a look at some other shocking effects of the epidemic.