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1Body Mass Index (BMI)
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.
2Definition: Glycemic Index
The glycemic index measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels.
3Índice glucémico
El cuerpo descompone la mayoría de los carbohidratos de los alimentos que comemos y los convierte en un tipo de azúcar llamado “glucosa”.
4Ozone, Air Quality, and Asthma
Ozone and other things that pollute the air can be problems for people with asthma and can cause asthma flare-ups. Find out how to deal with ozone.
5When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem
A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.
6About Overweight and Obesity
We use the words "oveweight" and "obese" a lot, but they actually have medical meanings. Find out how doctors diagnose these conditions and what they mean for a person's health.
7How to Perform a Testicular Self-Examination
The testicular self-examination (TSE) is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps - which are usually the first sign of testicular cancer.
8Who Can Get Weight Loss Surgery?
Doctors may do weight loss surgery if someone who is very overweight has tried but failed to lose weight and faces serious medical problems. Find out what makes teens eligible for bariatric surgery.
9Babysitting: Olivia's 10 Tips
Olivia babysits for seven different families, caring for kids who range in age from 1 to 12. See her top 10 tips for being a great babysitter.
10Mantener los desencadenantes del asma controladas
Las personas que padecen asma tienen un problema crónico, o persistente, en las vías respiratorias de los pulmones, las cuales están inflamadas y llenas de mucosidades. Este problema empeora cuando se exponen a determinados desencadenantes de los síntomas asmáticos, como los gatos, el ejercicio y el humo.

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