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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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Doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. It should be done earlier and more frequently if you had a parent, sibling or child with colorectal cancer. (Image: Thinkstock)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Are You a Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other disease
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Symptoms of heath disease and heart attack are different in women and men. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Heart Smart

Detecting Signs of Heart Disease in Women Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more
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