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July 29th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

Quiz: Pills, Phones, Pox (chicken, that is... )

Brand-name prescription drugs going generic? Changes to Happy Meals and Tylenol? Find out all about it in this week's Health Quiz.

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Tri Challenge: Strength in numbers
July 29th, 2011
03:28 PM ET

Tri Challenge: Strength in numbers

Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.

Well that's it. I've completed my last long workout before the big race and I must say it was the best weekend of training I've ever had. It all came together like never before: swim, bike and run.

My coach Eric called me during the week to tell me this would be my last big workout before the race. I was excited to step up to the challenge but a little nervous as well. I knew how important it would be to make a statement, not to anyone else, just to the guy who use to live in my body. If I had any self doubt I planned on crushing it this weekend.

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What the Yuck: Am I narcissistic?
July 29th, 2011
09:56 AM ET

What the Yuck: Am I narcissistic?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: I keep hearing how everyone these days is narcissistic. How do I know if I am?

The fact that you are asking probably means you don't have narcissistic personality disorder, because people who do have it generally don't have enough self-awareness to question their own behavior.
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July 29th, 2011
07:24 AM ET

Weight loss 'sleeve' a good option?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.

Question asked by Lynn C. of Madison, Ohio

I have had a weight problem for 23 years. I have lost and regained over 400 pounds. My weight-loss doctor is offering the "sleeve." I have been told because of my gastroesophageal reflux disease that the Lap Band is not an option, nor is the more well-known gastric bypass because of a high family history of cancer.

I have all the problems common in morbidly obese people, some I had even when thin. High, difficult-to-control blood sugar, blood pressure and a mild heart issue controlled by meds. The sleeve has been done only a few years - can it be a good option for me?
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