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    1. Pregnancy rules: Do they need rewriting?

      Pregnancy rules: Do they need rewriting?

      If you're expecting, you want to do what's best for your baby. That means following some basic pregnancy rules — and there's no shortage of people and places recommending them. There are umpteen books, magazines, websites and blogs (including mine) full of pregnancy advice. Family, friends and complete strangers also are more than happy to tell you what you should or should not do during your pregnancy.

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    2. Men's health: Prevent the top threats

      Men's health: Prevent the top threats

      Many of the leading causes of death among men can be prevented. Here's what you need to know to live a longer, healthier life.

      Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? The list is surprisingly short. The top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that a few lifestyle changes can significantly lower your risk of these common killers.

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    3. Is the family dinner a thing of the past?

      Is the family dinner a thing of the past?

      Don't give up on the family dinner. Eating together as a family at least three times a week has important health benefits.

      It was once a staple of everyday life, the center of our homes and the place where families regrouped at the end of the day. Yes, I'm talking about the family dinner table. Today, it's likely to be hidden under dust and piles of papers and mail.

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    4. Diabetes: Why sticking to your goals matters

      In February 2012, I wrote a blog about dealing with the diabetes "police" — people who closely monitor what you're eating and comment on it. One of you responded that your bigger concern was the "unpolice," or those with type 2 diabetes who try to get you to eat poorly like they do and deny that any damage occurs because they haven't experienced the same health consequences.

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    5. Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks

      Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks

      Statin side effects can be uncomfortable, making it seem like the risks outweigh the benefits of these powerful cholesterol-lowering medications. Consider the risks and benefits.

      Doctors often prescribe statins for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Most people taking statins will take them for the rest of their lives unless they can achieve normal cholesterol levels through diet, exercise, weight loss and nutritional supplements. This can make statin side effects more difficult to manage.

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    6. Metabolic syndrome: Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes

      Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

      Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

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    7. Alzheimer's: Consider options for long term care

      Alzheimer's: Consider options for long term care

      If you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's, it's important to consider long-term care options. Here's help getting started.

      Keeping your loved one at home

      Home care for a loved one who has Alzheimer's is often highly valued. To make it possible — and support your own health and well-being — you might consider various home care resources. For example:

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    8. Chickenpox: You can ease the symptoms

      Chickenpox: You can ease the symptoms

      Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection that causes an itchy, blister-like rash. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven't had the disease nor been vaccinated against it. Before routine chickenpox vaccination, virtually all people had been infected by the time they reached adulthood, sometimes with serious complications. Today, the number of cases and hospitalizations is down dramatically.

      For most people, chickenpox is a mild disease. Still, it's better to get vaccinated. The chickenpox vaccine is a safe, effective way to prevent chickenpox and its possible complications.

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    9. Your attitude affects your reality

      Your attitude affects your mood. So why choose to be negative?

      M. Scott Peck wrote the book, "The Road Less Traveled." In the first sentence he comments that life is hard, and once you accept that fact you are better able to move forward.

      Everyone, regardless of the credentials on the wall, the title or the paycheck, has struggles and disappointments and setbacks. That is just the way it is. There is no Camelot. There is no perfect world. Once you recognize that everyone struggles with the same fundamental issues, it becomes a little easier to move forward. 

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