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Gestational (jes-TAY-shun-ul) diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful.

The addition of a tasty avocado spread adds a new twist to a vegetarian version of the classic BLT sandwich. Try this quick and easy 300 calorie vegetarian sandwich. Sure to make your mouth water.

This Jamaican-inspired entrée features two of the easy-going island’s favorite ingredients: black beans and yummy sweet potatoes. With only 228 calories this is sure to please any crowd.

Pregnant women still need to stay fit, and it is hard to know what to do and what not to do while your pregnant. Check out this list of classes, cardio and weight training for pregnant women.

Men's Fitness Magazine got this exclusive interview with LL Cool J where he discusses his success in music, fitness and life. Here how one of the legendary rappers of all time stays fit.

Processed meats may increase a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to research conducted at Harvard University. See what the findings of the study were and how you can take steps to help prevent these diseases.

Why is it that African Americans are greater risk for heart disease, but less likely to get treatment? Web MD magazine has tried to research the answer to this.

Yes. Among all U.S. women who die each year, one in four dies of heart disease. In 2004, nearly 60 percent more women died of cardiovascular disease (both heart disease and stroke) than from all cancers combined. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But women of all ages should be concerned about heart disease. All women should take steps to prevent heart disease.

A lot of times when we have a head ache, or heart burn we just brush it off as the norm; but what about that one time that it is not the norm? We should always pay attention to the warning signs. Here is a list of the seven warning signs you should never ignore.

There are several things that we can do to give ourselves a self examination daily. Taking the time out in the morning to do these little things can prevent greater things from happening in the long run. Check out his list of 10 things you can do before breakfast to give yourself a quick examination.

With sirloin strips, mixed baby greens and shreds of fresh Parmesan cheese, this yummy Caesar salad 100% satisfies. This quick and easy treat can be ready in 30 minutes and only contains 396 calories.

You don’t need to have a party—just a weeknight dinner will do—to enjoy this lightly seasoned salmon fillet. This scrumptious dish will only take you 5 minutes prepare, so eat up and enjoy!