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  • Bike Your Way to Better Healthy

    Riding a bike is a great way to get around. Not only is it good exercise and cheaper than a car, it's also better for the environment. If you're ready to give cycling a try, here's what you need to know to get started.

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  • Teens Need Vaccines

    Your tweens and teens may be too old for playdates and babysitters, but there’s one thing they haven't outgrown: Getting vaccinated.

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  • Have a Chronic Illness? Watch Out for Depression

    Living with a chronic illness requires a realistic but positive outlook. It’s natural to experience sadness, anger, or uncertainty about the future, but if these feelings persist and interfere with your daily functioning, depression may be responsible.

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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.
Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help from your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Sprain? Strain? The terms for these injuries sound so similar, what's the difference? Find out by taking this quiz.

    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 short assessment will help you find out if you have major risk factors for ovarian cancer.

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      Injury to the knee can cause pain and change your mobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, a total knee replacement may help. Learn about the benefits and risks of knee surgery.

      Detailed information on sinus x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the sinuses.

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