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Zika Alert

The Zika virus can be a serious health concern—mainly for mothers-to-be and their unborn babies.

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Blood Pressure Quiz

Can hot weather or air pollution affect your blood pressure?  Does high blood pressure have symptoms? Find out what you know about high blood pressure or hypertension.

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Boosting Your Mental Health

Put your mental health on top of your "to do" list everyday. Follow these strategies to help keep your mental health in peak condition.

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Back to School for Brain Health

Older adults who crack the books or otherwise exercise their mind may help slow cognitive decline related to aging.

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What's on Your Child's Plate?

Fruits and veggies, protein, and whole grains—all of these should be the main players at mealtime. And mix it up: Variety helps make healthy foods more appealing.

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A Doggone Good Night's Sleep

Does your pet join you in bed? You're in good company, according to a recent study. Sleeping with a pet makes people feel secure and relaxed.

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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.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
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

    Any sudden or progressive change in a mole's appearance could be an indication of skin cancer.

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

    Endometriosis is a common condition among women. It affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Find out if you're at risk for it.

      MULTIMEDIA

      To protect your back when lifting an object, keep your spine in proper alignment. One way to remember this is to keep your ears over your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips. This video discusses other ways you can avoid back injuries.

      Half of people in the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure make a mistake with their medications within a month of going home. This is true even among people who get counseling and guidance from a pharmacist.