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Picnic Potato Salad

Made with red potatoes and a rosemary vinaigrette, this mayonaise-free potato salad makes a great addition to any picnic basket. 

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Tattoos and Body Piercing Quiz

Do you know how to choose a reputable tattoo shop? What kinds of illness can stem from a body piercings? Test your knowledge about tattoos and piercing here.

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Strong Seniors: Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

Building activity into your later years helps you live longer and better.

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Strengthen Your Workout

By keeping your muscles strong, you can help slow down the natural loss of muscle mass. You may even add years to your life.

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WELLNESS CENTER
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.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Cancer can strike any part of the reproductive system, but research has led to better diagnoses, treatments, and a lower chance of death for many of these cancers.

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.

      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.

      Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.