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    Vaccines are the best defense against several serious diseases. But some people remain skeptical about their value. If you have concerns, here are the facts you need to make an informed choice for your family.

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  • Is the Alkaline Diet Fab or Fad?

    The alkaline diet, based on the idea that the typical American diet raises acid levels in the body, has been getting lots of buzz. But it has detractors, too. So what does science say about this controversial way of eating?

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    You have your kneepads and your helmet. Or your faceguard and your gloves. Before you walk onto the playing field, don’t forget to protect your eyes.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. People who have a broken bone related to osteoporosis often experience a downward turn in their overall health.

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      A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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