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Check the Facts: Asthma Quick-Relief Meds

Take a quiz to find out just how important these medicines are to your asthma action plan.

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The Do's and Don'ts of UTIs

Urinary tract infections are common in women and require antibiotics for effective treatment.

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More Time Outdoors = Less Nearsightedness?

Being outdoors when you’re young seems to offer some protection against myopia. Could it be the sun’s ultraviolet B rays?

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For Safer Driving, Don’t Skip Sleep

Missing out on just an hour or two of sleep at night may make a car crash almost twice as likely the next day. Missing even more sleep is on par with driving drunk.

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Think Positive to Live Longer

People who are optimistic may have a lower risk for death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection, and cancer.

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Mental Health
Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Heart Disease
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adults
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones, making them less dense and more fragile.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    Recognizing the symptoms of stress in your life is one step toward managing it. This assessment will help you learn your particular stress symptoms.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.

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