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A Healthier You

Understanding Your Personal Health History As researchers learn that more health conditions have genetic links, knowing your personal and family health history becomes more important than ever. Upcoming holiday gatherings with family members can be a good time to sit down and
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Microorganisms in your digestive tract not only help with digestion, but also affect overall health, including mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. (Photo: RyanKing999/Getty Images)

Gut Feeling

Small Changes Make Big Differences in Gut The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health, including your mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. Experts still
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Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illnesses each year. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Food Poisioning

Foodborne Illness Is Often Avoidable Each year, Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illness. While some are caused by eating out, like the recent outbreak of more than 135 cases of norovirus at the Chipotle in Sterling, Va., others originate in home
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