Fast food doesn’t have to be a diet killer

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Most restaurants have some healthful options — you just have to make the right choices.

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After a heart attack, well-managed exercise is key to rehabilitation

After a heart attack, well-managed exercise is key to rehabilitation

Experts say assess your health status, start slow, keep going — and, if you can, work out with friends.

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More about that doctor shortage, er, poor distribution of physicians

More about that doctor shortage, er, poor distribution of physicians

Critics say we have enough doctors if they were located in the right places and practicing in fields that match patient needs.

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Can menopausal killer whales have it all?

Can menopausal killer whales have it all?

A new study sheds light on the important evolutionary role of older female killer whales.

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Working out, of course. Gyms are embracing children as part of the fitness program.

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How probiotics and prebiotics team up in your gut

Probiotics are like helpful houseguests. You have to feed them to keep them around.

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Why you should try chocolate milk after a workout

It doesn’t just taste good. Flavored milk has a better ratio of carbohydrates to protein for muscle recovery.

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Hitting the sweet spot of how much sugar to eat

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The fitness trends that will rule in 2015

We’re not about to say goodbye to CrossFit (sorry) but these may play a bigger role in your fitness routine.

No, rice is not your diet enemy

No, rice is not your diet enemy

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