Here are the top 5 health news stories for the week.

* 17 Worst Habits for Your Heart *

Here are the 17 worst habits for your heart, and how to avoid them.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20475961,00.html

* 5 Keys to Diabetes Prevention *

Would you be willing to change one aspect of your life -- such as eating healthier or exercising more -- if you knew it would reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes?

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/05/health/five-keys-diabetes-prevention/index...

* 4 Ways to Reverse Sun Damage*

UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, but you can halt the process.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44092172/ns/health-skin_and_beauty/#.TmYeb2o...

* Formulating Functional Fitness for Everyday People *

Called functional training, workouts mirroring the activities of daily life have become a cornerstone of personal training sessions and group fitness classes, even if daily life can encompass anything from lifting a baby to scaling a burning building.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/05/us-fitness-functional-idUSTRE7...

* Chilly Calories: 12 Beastly Fast Food Beverage*

It turns out that some of the fattiest, highest-calorie offerings aren't eaten but drunk.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10009155.html?tag=cbsnewsLeadStories...

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