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The ABCs of Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. During Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how it can be prevented or treated.

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Stroke Quiz

Check your understanding of stroke and find out how high blood pressure plays a role.

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Finding Dr. Right

When is the best time to doctor shop? Where should you start? What should you ask? Follow our strategy to find the right doctor for you.

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Be Smart About Antibiotics

These medicines may seem like a good choice when you have a sore throat or lingering cold. But for these and other common illnesses, they won’t help.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
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

    As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke. The difference is that TIAs don’t cause permanent brain damage. This video explains what happens during a TIA, what you should do if you have symptoms, and what treatment is available.

      Girls who get radiation therapy to the chest to treat cancer are at higher risk for breast cancer by the time they turn 50, a new study says.

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