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Check the Facts: Quick-Relief Medicine for Asthma

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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Prevent the Spread of Infection in the Kitchen

Bacteria can lurk anywhere in your kitchen. Learn how to clean and disinfect your kitchen to keep you are your family safe from germs.

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Keeping Healthy Habits

Many Americans have trouble living a healthy lifestyle, recent research says. Yet small steps can move you in the right direction.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Eating a healthy diet is essential for people of every age. But as you age, doing so is especially important. To assess how much you know about good nutrition, take 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?

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

      MULTIMEDIA

      A seizure is caused by abnormal signals in the brain. One type of generalized seizure is the grand mal seizure. A person have this type of seizure may lose consciousness, as well as bowel and bladder control. This video explains what occurs during a grand mal seizure and what treatments are available.

      Finding out you are pregnant may prompt you to make some lifestyle changes, particularly in your diet. You may decide to eat more fruits and vegetables and less high-fat foods. Another change you may want to consider: cutting back on coffee.

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