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  • Tips for a Hazard-Free Halloween

    When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, thoughr, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards.

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  • What Do You Know About Headaches?

    Whether it's a migraine, sinus, or tension headache causing your pain, it can quickly derail your day. Test your headache IQ with this quiz.

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  • What Can a Physical Therapist Do for You?

    Physical therapy can play a vital role in your rehabilitation. It can help with movement, balance, and pain and get you back to your normal daily activities. Do you have a condition or injury that could benefit from physical therapy?

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  • Sweeteners: Not That Helpful

    Artificial sweeteners are popular substitutes for sugar, but they may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

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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 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
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

    Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.

    There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Even though most women with hypertension have healthy babies, they do have a higher risk of developing certain problems during pregnancy. Hypertension can damage the mother’s heart, kidneys and other organs. It can cause low-birth weight and early delivery of the baby. Early diagnosis and special monitoring of you and your baby by your healthcare provider are important.

      Detailed information on cholecystography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.

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