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You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain.
Fibromyalgia occurs in about 2 percent of the population in the United States. Women are much more likely to develop the disorder than are men, and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age. Fibromyalgia symptoms often begin after a physical or emotional trauma, but in many cases there appears to be no triggering event.
For more information on fibromyalgia, check out this website. 
The Importance of Mammograms
Even though there are many jokes about getting mammograms, having breast cancer is nothing to laugh about. One of the easiest ways to keep your risk of developing breast cancer low involves early detection. Mammograms are a surefire way to know what is going on in your body.
Is Smoking Bad for You?
The effects of smoking on human health are serious and in many cases, deadly.

Recognizing Depression
Depression is a serious issue. There are simply hundreds of thousands of people who deal with depression on a daily basis.  
Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes
When you have type 2 diabetes, high levels of sugar build up in your blood. This can lead to serious health complications. That's why controlling your blood sugar is key to managing diabetes.
Heart Disease
If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for other folks. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. 
Colorectal Cancer
Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer. In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.
Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. Genetics and age play a role in its development. Learn what other risks are involved?