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    Taking Charge: Coping Emotionally With Your Diagnosis

    There are a whole range of things you can do to come to terms with a diagnosis of chronic heart failure (CHF). It's comforting to remember that knowing what's wrong with your heart is the first step to getting the right treatment.

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    Adolescent Health

    The Calm Before The Norm

    There's a commonly held belief that a seemingly well-adjusted teenager is a ticking time-bomb, a problem waiting to happen. Researchers now say the opposite appears to be true. Happy teens may be just that.

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Why Warm Up?

Written by Dr Noel Duncan

When you were young you never had to warm up before climbing a tree or playing tag. So why is pre-exercise warm up now an accepted, even expected, part of exercise? And how should you do it?

Warming up brings a multitude of benefits and it is for these reasons that the warm up is now ingrained in any exercise session program design. Two of the most obvious reasons for warming up include an increase in your physical capabilities and a reduced chance of injury.

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