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5 Things You Should Know About Yoga

Learn about scientific research on the effectiveness and safety of yoga.

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Summer Swimtime: Tips to Stay Healthy

Swimming pools, lakes, and oceans can sometimes get contaminated. Find out how to stay safe and healthy this summer.

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What is DNA?

Discover what DNA is, where it’s found, what it’s made of, what it does, and more!

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Gripped by Gout: How to Avoid the Ache and Agony

Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. Gout is usually treatable, especially if caught early.

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