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Vaping and E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are an electronic nicotine delivery system. When you smoke e-cigarettes, you avoid inhaling burning tobacco and its toxic byproducts, but you are still taking in addictive nicotine. More research is needed to fully explore the dangers of e-cigarettes.

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Heart Disease Prevention Quiz

Do you know what range is considered high blood pressure? How much exercise is enough to prevent heart disease? Learn how you can help prevent heart disease by taking this quiz.

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The Facts on Air Filters, Dehumidifiers, and Humidifiers

Learn how these appliances can help improve the air quality in your home. 

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High Blood Pressure and Children

You may think high blood pressure only affects adults. But it can strike children, too, especially if they are overweight or obese.

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Cholesterol
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.
Cancer
Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
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

    True or false: More than 200 viruses cause colds.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

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      Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes. A straightforward explanation of risk factors along with signs and symptoms and complications encourages the viewer to start thinking about lifestyle changes.

      Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.