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The Delicate Knee: Preventing an ACL Tear

Discover how the knee joint works and why the anterior cruciate ligament is pivotal to the stability and function of the knee. It's also vulnerable to straining or tearing during activity.

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Grill Yourself on E.Coli

One strain of E. coli is a welcome resident of our intestines, another strain can be deadly. Find out surprising facts about E. coli.

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Choosing Child Care

Finding the right place for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Start here for solid advice.

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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.
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

    When you get a headache, it's not the bones of the skull or the brain itself that's hurting. The pain comes from pain-sensitive nerves located near the muscles and blood vessels of the face, neck and scalp. Find out more about headaches by taking this quiz.

    There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Research has found that the risk of developing heart disease not only increases with the number of risk factors, but also with the level of severity of each risk factor. One of the ways you can help prevent heart disease is by knowing your risk factors. Learn more by participating in our Heart Disease Risk Factors Multimedia Interactive Program.

    Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

      MULTIMEDIA

      Maintaining normal blood sugar levels helps to prevent diabetic foot problems: nerve damage, poor circulation, and infection. This video demonstrates how to do daily foot care that can impact the development of these complications.

      Alcohol can be both a benefit and a danger to women, according to two recent studies. The key seems to be in knowing when it’s appropriate to drink and how much alcohol is considered safe.

         

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